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Cyber .org to Promote Cyber Education, Careers Using CISA Funds

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Cyber .org to Promote Cyber Education, Careers Using CISA Funds

The workforce development nonprofit Cyber .org has secured $6.8 million from the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency to support cyber career opportunities for elementary and high schoolers.

Under the Cybersecurity Education and Training Assistance Program, the nonprofit will also encourage literacy and instruction initiatives to address a nationwide cyber workforce shortage, CISA said Monday.

The funding is expected to pay for instructor training and resources to deliver cybersecurity content to students. According to a press release, Cyber .org has over 30,000 U.S. teachers enrolled in its content platform.

CISA Director Jen Easterly, a 2023 Wash100 winner, said the nonprofit’s work in K-12 education will aid in forging youth interest in cybersecurity careers.

Laurie Salvail, Cyber .org’s executive director, affirmed her organization’s dedication to improving cyber education access and jobs.

In 2022, CISA pledged to direct CETAP funds to expand Cyber .org Range, an initiative to provide a protected virtual environment to provide students with free cybersecurity learning tools.

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