An educational collaboration with Palo Alto Networks
along with generous donations from Great River Energy, Midco and National Information Solutions Cooperative (NISC) to the Bismarck State College (BSC) Foundation, will allow BSC to grow the college’s Cybersecurity and Computer Networks Program
and prepare more students to fill the predicted 1.8 million cybersecurity workforce gap.
Palo Alto Networks, the global cybersecurity leader, shared details about its educational initiatives at its annual Ignite user conference in Anaheim, Calif., in late May with BSC named as an education partner. Midco has donated $100,000, and both Great River Energy and NISC have donated $50,000 to BSC’s Cybersecurity and Computer Networks Program. These donations will help BSC provide the talent desperately needed in our nation’s hospitals, refineries, technology companies, power plants and more.