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  • NSF announces two new academic-based cybersecurity research grants

    FierceGovernmentIT - 08/04/2014

    NSF also awarded a grant to the Modular Approach to Cloud Security, or MACS, project, which seeks to build information systems for the cloud with multi-layered security, the release said.

    Researchers from Boston University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, the University of Connecticut and Northeastern University will test a modular approach to cybersecurity, meaning the system’s security as a whole will be comprised of the security of its components.

    Both projects will also include strong educational and training components.

    Specifically, the Center for Encrypted Functionalities will develop free open online courses covering the fundamental principles of encryption, while the MACS project plans to offer programs to help technology professionals better understand cybersecurity issues.

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