Coppin State University offers new cyber security program

Posted at 2:12 PM, Mar 30, 2017
and last updated 2017-03-30 14:12:13-04

A new cyber security program at Coppin State University will train and employ graduates with the Department of Defense.

The Cyber Warrior Diversity Program, created in partnership with the Northrop Grumman Corporation and Baltimore-based tech company Digit All City, is designed for students pursuing degrees in the tech industry.

The program will help students work toward required cybersecurity certifications, and also presents an opportunity to increase the number of skilled African American cyber security graduates.

Successful program graduates will be offered employment opportunities with Northrop Grumman.

"Northrop Grumman is pleased to be able to transfer know-how and experience to Digit All City and Historically Black Colleges and Universities so they can grow and develop a community of cyber warriors that will help protect our nation from cybersecurity threats," Jaime Bohnke, vice president for global supply chain, Northrop Grumman Corporation said in a news release.

The program kick-off is scheduled to begin Thursday at 3 p.m. in the Health and Human Services Building.