NCSSM developing cybersecurity curriculum with support of $100K Cisco grant

The largest enterprise cybersecurity company in the world, Cisco, has directed a $100,000 grant to North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics to create national K-12 academic resources that will help prepare today’s students to become leaders in the crucial field of cybersecurity, the school announced today.

“To have the support, expertise, and partnership of Cisco, which has such a major presence right here in Research Triangle Park, really validates and energizes our efforts to bring this field of learning to elementary and secondary students and teachers,” says Charlotte Dungan, the AI Program Architect with NCSSM’s Ryden Program for Innovation and Leadership in Artificial Intelligence. “One unique offering that we will put into the K-12 space are lessons designed to explore the intersection of artificial intelligence and cybersecurity. Our ultimate vision is to create ethical thinkers and leaders using these transformative technologies.”