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Cybersecurity Outreach

Cyber Security

In 2020, Big Sandy Community and Technical College Started the Appalachian Solutions Cybersecurity Innovations Initiative. There are currently three grants which support the initiative.

Grants Awarded:

  • Mentorlinks-Afforded the college the latitude to start gathering information, making connections on the national level, and visioning the Cybersecurity outreach.
  • National Science Foundation Advanced Technology Education grant, which sponsors creating a Cybersecurity technician pipeline in the eastern Kentucky region.
  • GenCyber grant program-sponsored by the National Security Agency and National Science Foundation, which supports teacher and student camps geared toward the following goals:
    • Ignite, sustain, and increase awareness of K12 cybersecurity content and cybersecurity postsecondary and career opportunities for participants through year-round engagement;
    • Increase student diversity in cybersecurity college and career readiness pathways at the K-12 level; and
    • Facilitate teacher readiness within a teacher learning community to learn, develop, and deliver cybersecurity content for the K-12 classroom in collaboration with other nationwide initiatives.