U.S. Rep. Pete Aguilar, a long-time supporter of CSUSB and its Cybersecurity Center, was instrumental in the university receiving a $10.5 million grant from the National Security Agency in October 2020.
The five-year grant, “Proactive Approaches for Training Hispanics (PATHS) in STEM,” will help increase graduation rates and prepare students for graduate and professional schools.
Tony Coulson (cybersecurity) was interviewed about the need for more cybersecurity programs to meet the job demands in the future, David Yaghoubian (history) discussed the latest developments in the U.S. effort to rejoin the multi-national Iranian nuclear agreement, and Brian Levin (criminal justice) provided insight into a new Center for the Study of Hate and Extremism report that anti-Asian hate crimes sharply increased again in the first quarter of 2021.
Brian Levin (criminal justice) commented on a bill by a local congressman that would help prevent white nationalists from infiltrating the U.S. military.
The prestigious designation as the Community National Center for Cybersecurity Education illustrates CSUSB’s continued prominence as the premier institution of higher education for cybersecurity education.
Tony Coulson, executive director of the university’s Cybersecurity Center, and his students will talk about the center’s work at a Virtual American Congressional Exchange briefing that begins at noon today.
Nationally, the Department of Defense Cyber Scholarship Program received 571 student applications this year and made 115 new scholarship offers, of which 108 students accepted.
Eric Voglesang (sociology), Ahlam Muhtaseb (communication studies) and Brian Levin (criminal justice) are included in recent news coverage on various topics.
As part of CSUSB’s celebration of National Cybersecurity Awareness Month, the university is showcasing a number of earlier stories highlighting the university’s ongoing work and leadership in the field.