Sentar pledges $100k to U.S. Cyber Camp.
Huntsville, AL – November 15, 2018 – The U.S. Space & Rocket and Sentar are holding a joint news conference Friday, Nov. 16 at 2 p.m. to announce Sentar’s generous support of U.S. Cyber Camp. The Huntsville-based cyber-security company is pledging $100,000 to support the program and provide curriculum support, cyber expertise and speakers. Students taking part in the fifth U.S. Cyber Camp session will be on hand for the news conference, which takes place in the Rocket Center’s educator building.
“Sentar is delighted and honored to become a founding partner of the U.S. Cyber Camp,” said Peter Kiss, Sentar’s Founder and Chief Visionary. “As a pioneer in cybersecurity for the past 18 years, Sentar is acutely aware of the cyber threats facing both our National Security and Personal Security. We also recognize most companies’ cybersecurity challenges, including Sentar, start with recruiting qualified cyber talent to address these ongoing threats. The U.S. Cyber Camp fills a vital need in building our Nation’s future cyber experts.”
“Industry participation is crucial to giving students an authentic, immersive experience that enables them to envision how they can be part of the cybersecurity community,” Dr. Deborah Barnhart, CEO and Executive Director of the U.S. Space & Rocket Center, said. “We are grateful to have Sentar as a partner in every sense, providing funding as well as challenging scenarios that test student mettle. Together, we want to support students, fill the workforce pipeline and elevate national and personal cybersecurity measures.”
Sentar’s support will help to refine the program to meet the goals set with Gov. Kay Ivey’s announcement of a $10 million economic development grant to the Rocket Center in August 2017.
The state grant will enable the Rocket Center to expand its facilities for U.S. Cyber Camp as well as additional science exhibit space. The state support also allows the Rocket Center to seek matching funds and support to help with those efforts.
From the initial efforts in July 2017, the U.S. Space & Rocket Center team has worked with the University of Alabama in Huntsville and Cyber Huntsville to develop this program, building on the successful Space Camp model of leadership, critical-thinking and problem-solving skills.
Founded in 1990, Sentar is a Women-Owned Small Business (WOSB) providing advanced cybersecurity and Intel solutions and services that empower customers to securely leverage computing and network assets to their fullest potential. Sentar’s innovative cybersecurity technologies and services protect network and host computer resources from cyber attackers and malicious insiders. Sentar has offices in Huntsville, Alabama; Charleston, South Carolina; and Columbia, Maryland; and San Antonio, Texas. For more information, visit www.sentar.com.
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