2/9/2020, Originally Featured in The Herald Times 

Attorney General Phil Weiser announced today that the Colorado Department of Law will award $500,000 over three years to Colorado Northwestern Community College (CNCC) to start a cybersecurity degree program. The grant will be used to hire a cybersecurity program director, hire a cybersecurity instructor, and purchase necessary lab equipment and software licenses.

During remarks at a data privacy and cybersecurity event hosted by his office, Weiser said that one of the challenges in the emerging digital economy is finding and recruiting talent. The grant for CNCC is one solution to build talent in the growing cybersecurity field and also support economic development in rural communities.

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