CSC Provides Research Grant to Train Next Generation of Cyber Experts
News Release -- November 03, 2009
FALLS CHURCH, Va., Nov. 3 -- CSC (NYSE: CSC) announced today that it has expanded its longtime support of the CyberWatch Center to advance educational efforts that address the increasing need for cyber experts. Since the formation of CyberWatch in 2005, CSC has provided industry advisory services to help improve faculty and student education and training. CSC will provide increased advisory support and a research grant that will benefit the annual Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition.
CyberWatch is funded by a National Science Foundation grant and is a non-profit group tasked with advancing cyber education through activities such as curriculum development and the regional Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition for teams from local colleges.
"As government agencies and commercial firms call for a dramatic increase in the immediate need for cyber experts, the education of our future cyber professionals through this partnership is critical to our success," said Ron Knode, director of CSC's Global Security Solutions organization and member of the CyberWatch industry advisory board. "We're honored to support the center in its mission to improve the quality and increase awareness of information security and assurance in the education and business communities."
"Our programs have benefited greatly with the help of our advisory board members and CSC's advisory expertise has been with us from the beginning," said Dr. Robert J. Spear, director of the CyberWatch Center. "I am sure this increased level of commitment will yield measurable progress in the education of the nation's next generation of cyber experts. We're proud of the relationship that we've built with CSC and other members of the industry advisory board. This contribution to our Cyber Defense Competition is especially important for our progress and we look forward to further strengthening this relationship with CSC."
The Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition showcases collegiate talent in cyber defense. The event is open to the public and will take place in the metropolitan Washington area March 12-14, 2010.
CSC's cyber expertise extends across the defense and intelligence agencies and commercial enterprises in banking, healthcare, manufacturing, telecommunications and energy. CSC protects the networks of some of the world's major global corporations.
For more information about CSC's cyber solutions, visit www.csc.com/security.
Led by Prince George's Community College, CyberWatch is a consortium of higher education institutions, businesses and government agencies that is focused on building and maintaining a stronger information security and assurance workforce. In addition, CyberWatch is committed to improving the quality and increasing the awareness of information security and assurance in the education and business communities. Consortium members collaborate to share best practices, methodologies, curricula, course modules and materials, and provide faculty training and support to schools who want to develop an information security and assurance curriculum.
CSC is a global leader in providing technology-enabled solutions and services through three primary lines of business. These include Business Solutions and Services, the Managed Services Sector and the North American Public Sector. CSC's advanced capabilities include systems design and integration, information technology and business process outsourcing, applications software development, Web and application hosting, mission support and management consulting. Headquartered in Falls Church, Va., CSC has approximately 92,000 employees and reported revenue of $16.2 billion for the 12 months ended July 3, 2009. For more information, visit the company's Web site at www.csc.com.