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Advancing Cybersecurity with the Power of Diversity

Your Vendorship team is excited to help spread the great news of a congressional bill that was just signed into law. It’s the CHIPS and Science Act of 2022, and it requires that 50% of its funds must go to HBCUs (Historically Black Colleges & Universities), tribal, and minority serving institutions, in order to support greater diversity and equality of opportunity in the cybersecurity field.

We are all more than concerned about the heightened threat to America, our allies and democracy from predictable forces abroad. These threats compel innovations and approaches that must outpace conceived and growing dangers both internationally as well as within our borders. With this fact, those of us who have come to appreciate diversity in business, can also understand how the dynamic challenge of cybersecurity can be better mastered by diversity of thought and cultural perspective. This bill comes alive at the intersection of both these inescapable facts.  “This has been a long time coming, and it’s a big win for Georgia’s HBCUs and for cybersecurity in Georgia and nationwide,” said Georgia Senator Jon Ossoff.

This new initiative also means more opportunities for firms that offer cybersecurity solutions. Feel free to reach out to your Vendorship team for more explanation about this bill and what it can mean for your firm’s work with all levels of government.

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