We live in a rapidly evolving digital world, where more information is being stored within the virtual vaults of computers than ever before. While the advancement of technology has supported an abundance of growth and capability, it has also placed a greater risk on data security and digital infrastructure. Cybersecurity has quickly become a forefront of concern for small business owners, nonprofits and individuals alike. GrantWatch has taken notice to this rise, with 183 current listings of technology grants.
MIT’s cross-disciplinary Internet Policy Research Initiative (IPRI) announced that it has awarded $1.5 million to a select group of principal investigators for early-stage Internet policy and cybersecurity research projects.
“Each project is aimed to support innovative research in their respective fields and result in new insights that can guide policy makers in making wise choices on pressing Internet policy challenges,” says IPRI founding director Daniel Weitzner, who is also a principal research scientist at MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL).
“Understanding the nuance of cybersecurity risk in our critical infrastructure will help policymakers assure that the proper incentives are in place to reduce the threat of catastrophic attacks,” says Weitzner.-MIT
Technology Grants on GrantWatch
Grants of up to $7,500 to Connecticut municipalities to preserve and manage their governmental records.
Deadline: 9/30/17 Postmarked
Grants to USA and territories colleges and universities to increase participation and educational outcomes in geoscience-related disciplines.
LOI Date: 8/18/17
Deadline: 10/10/17 5:00 PM (Submitter's Local Time)
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