IBM bridging cyber security skills gap by partnering with global universities

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IBM is adding 11 schools to its 200+plus partnerships with universities around the globe to bring cyber security skills into the classroom. As part of its Academic Initiative, the company is launching cyber security curricula and programs with Fordham University, Georgia Institute of Technology, San Jose State University, Southern Methodist University, The University of South Carolina, University of Texas at Dallas, and institutes in Germany, Singapore, Costa Rica, Malaysia and Poland.

"As our planet becomes more interconnected though new technology like cloud computing and the proliferation of mobile devices, interdisciplinary education for cyber security is essential," said Dr. Mark Harris, Assistant Professor, Integrated Information Technology Program, The University of South Carolina. "This is a challenge that IBM is proactively addressing, largely by partnering with academic programs and encouraging higher levels of skill development to address these new world challenges."

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