Webster Receives $7500 for Cybersecurity Scholarships

On January 10, 2018, in In the News, by Walker News
Webster University receives check from Gateway 2 CyberCity

Left to right: Eric Gorham, CIO, REJIS; Kay Barnes, Development Director and Paul Fraizer, Cybersecurity Program Lead, Webster University Walker School of Business & Technology; David Kocs, Principal, TDK Technologies; Jim Alexander, Sr. VP. Economic Development and Len Reynolds, Director Financial Services, St. Louis Regional Chamber.

On Wednesday, January 3, Webster University received a $7500 check from Gateway 2 Cybercity.  The ceremony was held at the One Metropolitan Building, St. Louis Regional Chamber of Commerce Offices with Paul Frazier, Cybersecurity Program Lead and Kay Barnes, Development Director representing Webster and the Walker School.

The funding came from proceeds from the 2017 Gateway 2 CyberCity annual event held on November 2, 2017 at America’s Center. The event attracted over 350 cybersecurity professionals, students and entrepreneurs from across the country and featured leading presentations and discussions on critical cyber security threats and best practices. The one-day conference was organized by the St. Louis Regional Chamber, the Security Advisor Alliance, the Society for Information Management (St. Louis Chapter), and the St. Louis Chief Information Officer Board. Frazier and Dr. James Curtis from the Walker School have been involved in this effort and are conference presenters. The 2018 conference is scheduled for November 1 at the America’s Center.

G2C has made it a priority to give back to the community.  100% of proceeds from the conference are distributed to community outreach programs focused on growing the region’s Information Technology industry. Community organizations include: Entrepreneurial Start-Ups, STEM Initiatives, Scholarships, Technology for Kids and Career Days. In 2016, $5000 was awarded.  That amount increased to $30,000 in 2017, including the award granted to Webster. The funding will be used to provide scholarships that will be distributed annually beginning in 2018.

The Walker School of Business & Technology at Webster offers an MS in Cybersecurity, a BS in Computer Science with Emphasis in Cybersecurity and a graduate certificate in Cybersecurity Threat Detection.