NY Universities Part of $30 Million City Cyber Hub
Multiple institutions of higher education will be playing a big role in Cyber NYC, a $30 million initiative launched by the New York City Economic Development Corp. to make New York a worldwide hub for cybersecurity innovation. City University of New York (CUNY), Columbia University, New York University and Cornell Tech will be in charge of the education aspects of the project, by bringing academics and industry representatives together to woo students into the field. The work will include several elements: CUNY and NYU's Tandon School of Engineering will create courses for delivery on edX, to serve as continuing education for professionals. These will be "stackable," enabling students to combine them for credit towards a certification or degree.