A Bipartisan Bill Would Create A Grant For Cyber Security Education
A bipartisan bill, called the Cybersecurity Education Integration Act, has been introduced by the Congressional Career and Technical Education (CTE) Caucus to provide resources that include cybersecurity fundamentals throughout their courses of study.
“The Cybersecurity Education Integration Act would establish a competitive grant program to add cybersecurity into new or existing CTE curricula. Many CTE programs already have strong program elements focused on safety; however, cybersecurity is rarely included as part of that training. To better include cybersecurity as a cultural touchstone within industry, training would have to be incorporated throughout the course of study rather than just as an additional class.”
This is so important to the longevity of the field, I was speaking to a young lady recently in the health care field and asked her if she ever took a class to thought about studying health care from a cyber security perspective and she really had not thought of it. I told her if you are a subject matter expert in your filed of study, I guarantee that if you studied how to incorporate privacy and cyber security into what you love, the sky is the limit. Cyber security and privacy touches all industries and this grant program will assist in raising the bar.