IT Security education and awareness training and development for our youths grant
by TITSSN, Creator
- Created: March 23, 2010, 6:45 am
Good day to you,
My organization has been providing education and awareness training and development for a few years and over the past few months we've seen an increase in the need for this education but have run into funding issues due to uncontrollable circumstances.
On April 1st 2009 I launched our ENGAGED ~ENabling Greater Awareness, Growth and Educational Development~ initiative in The Rockaways and we're having some financial constraints in effectively delivering the program and its features. We are offering free training and development on toda;s security threats landscape to local school students in an effort to help foster more awareness and education on and about IT Security and it being a people problem with serious effects on our everyday lives.
On Monday April 20th, TITSSN will enhance the ENGAGED initiative by starting an IT Security Training and Development course for the youths in our local schools through their local office in Arverne NY. This course will be geared towards working with the youths of today who are growing up to be our professionals of tomorrow to give them a better look and feel of the space and what to expect from it. We are working with the local schools in the community to select a number of students who will participate in this course and get the needed exposure to toda-s IT Security Threats Landscape ~ITSTL~ and how they can be valuable resources in making it better for tomorrow.
This training course will not be the end all, be all for them as we plan on helping them throughout their professional development as mentors in the space. The initiative does not want them learning and forgetting and so future involvement on different levels will follow after the course is completed. Certifications will be awarded to each student that completes the course and passes a final hands-on test.
The training and development course will introduce them to the world of IT Security and all the factors that are in and around it. They will have hands-on access to the latest and greatest security hardware and software products ranging from Biometrics, IDS/IPS, UTM-Unified Threat Managemen' devices, anti-virus, anti-malware, firewalls and general IT products that are available today across the various operating system environments. This is an extension of our Secure Minds Initiative where we are trying to get the integration of IT Security into the schoo's curriculum to enhance the preparedness of this needed area of specialty for the future. We need the realization of IT Security as a people problem to be one that resonates across all borders and cultures. We are on the brink of a global network catastrophe if this realization is not understood.
More details about the initiative can be found here http://titssn.net/blogs/index.php/2009/03/24/titssn-s-engaged-enabling-greater-awaren
So 'm looking for any suggestion on whether there are grants available for community outreach programs like these and if so, how and where do I go about finding them.
'm also interested in working any on investor who sees the value and benefits of this and would like to help fund the cause. I am open to discussing this further.
Thank you and have a great day,
~Brett A. Scudder~
The IT Security Attaché
TITSSN | http://titssn.net
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