This month, Capitol Technology University signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Blacks in Cybersecurity (BIC), an organization that highlights and elevates the Black community in Cybersecurity. This partnership will focus on promoting and providing education for BIC members and to collaborate in the exploration of cyber education and other opportunities.
"It is always an ambitious plan to tackle underrepresentation in any field and BIC is a great partner to align within the mission to do that. No one organization will do it alone and Capitol is happy to partner in addressing the knowledge and representation gap in cybersecurity. This partnership reflects passion, connectivity, and opportunity—all important ingredients for the type of impact both our organizations are working towards," said Cameron Newsome, Director of Admissions at Capitol.
Together, Capitol Tech and Blacks in Cybersecurity will be able to positively affect the lives of many young students and create numerous opportunities for their members.
Through this agreement, members of Blacks in Cybersecurity will have access to Capitol Tech’s community programming including Cyber Saturday, Cap Tech Talks webinar series, and Fall and Spring Career Fairs. BIC Staff and members will receive the tuition partnership rate of $360 per credit hour for undergraduate online courses and a 20% discount for masters and doctoral courses. BIC will also be able to use the campus’ facilities to organize events for 50 or less people.
Dr. Bill Butler, Chair of Cybersecurity at Capitol Tech added, " Capitol is excited to partner with a dynamic organization like BIC to address increasing both the knowledge and participation of underrepresented groups within the cybersecurity profession. These shortfalls have become a national security issue which will require focused partnerships like this one to address."
Click here for more information about the Blacks in Cybersecurity community.