Forbes interviewed Michael Ahern, director of corporate and professional education, on the cybersecurity training programs he and his team have been creating for several ‘critical’ industries, for this article. “I was an engineer in the power industry for 30 years, and I know that some of these companies are being attacked thousands of times a day,” Ahern said. “There are not enough cybersecurity workers at a time when the trend is that more and more hacks are successful.”
The National Science Foundation has partnered with WPI on the CyberCorps: Scholarship for Service initiative. This prestigious program will help to fund graduate students who will commit to government service after graduation.