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Higher Ed Leaders Sketch Cyber Workforce Plans At White House Meeting

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Written by Emily Bamforth EDSCOOP

August 25, 2021— Higher education institutions announced new investments in cybersecurity on Wednesday as part of the flood of initiatives declared at a high-profile White House cybersecurity meeting.

Leaders from the University of Texas system, Washington’s Whatcom Community College and Tougaloo College, a private Historically Black institution in Mississippi, attended the meeting, along with the nonprofits Code.org and Girls Who Code. Education announcements focused on growing the pool of professionals prepared to handle growing cybersecurity threats. The White House estimates vacancies in nearly half a million public and ...

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