Students will gain experience via internships with Indiana University‘s cybersecurity organizations, including OmniSOC .
The National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded Indiana University a $2.25 million grant to establish a scholarship program in the growing and critical field of cybersecurity on the Bloomington campus. The goals of the NSF’s CyberCorps: Scholarship for Service program are aligned with the U.S. National Cyber Strategy to develop a fully capable cybersecurity workforce.
Students in the CyberCorps program will gain experience via internships with one of IU’s cybersecurity organizations, including OmniSOC, Trusted CI (the NSF Cybersecurity Center of Excellence), the Research and Education Network Information Sharing and Coordination Center, the Center for Evaluation, Policy and Research, and the newly formed Cybersecurity Clinic.
“IU has a number of programs where IU students can gain valuable experience in their scholarship-for-service journey,” said Von Welch, OmniSOC Executive Director. “These students will be exposed to some of the premier thought leaders in cybersecurity in addition to gaining practical experience.”
The CyberCorps: Scholarship for Service program will support 16 IU students over five years: three graduate students in the Cybersecurity Risk Management Program, seven master’s students in the Secure Computing Program at Luddy, and four B.S. and two Ph.D. computer science students in security-related areas.