IBM announces $5 million in-kind for schools to boost cybersecurity, together with enhanced skilling on AI
In response to the growing skills gap and threat of ransomware attacks at schools, IBM is announcing a global RFP to help K-12 public schools and educational institutions combat cyberattacks and grow their faculty and students’ skills in AI and cybersecurity.
IBM will provide $5 million in-kind to help address cybersecurity resiliency in schools and institutions across the world while providing schools enhanced training on AI and cyber through IBM SkillsBuild. 350,000 students globally have already benefited from these security grants.
Included in the grant
IBM Education Security Preparedness Grants will be awarded to schools worldwide and distributed via volunteers through IBM Service Corps to help schools establish programs to address cybersecurity resiliency. Each selected school will receive:Incident response plans and ransomware playbooks.Programs to address the need for updating operating systems.Strategic communication plans to use in response to cyber incidents.IBM SkillsBuild training and digital credentials on topics including AI and cybersecurity.Other benefits such as enhanced access to IBM mentors, teacher training and toolkits, and customized learning pathways.
The IBM Education Security Preparedness Grant program is accepting applications from nonprofit and non-governmental (NGO) organizations globally for IBM support to help establish programs to address cybersecurity resiliency.
K-12 public school districts in the U.S. are eligible to apply for the IBM Education Security Preparedness program.