HBCU's Prioritized in Bill Boosting Cybersecurity Jobs
Tuesday, the bill to boost cybersecurity job training programs at HBCUs was signed into law. According to officials, this new law is a part of the CHIPS and Science Act of 2022, and it requires that 50% of the funds from the Dr. David Satcher Cybersecurity Education Grant Program go to HBCUs, tribal, and minority serving institutions in order to support greater diversity and equality of opportunity in the cybersecurity field.
This is just one example of the many ways HBCUs are working to close the digital divide and provide greater access to opportunities in STEM fields. With this new law in place, HBCUs will be better positioned to produce the next generation of cybersecurity experts.