The MassMutual Foundation, Inc.--a dedicated corporate foundation established by Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company (MassMutual)--today announced it is providing the University of Massachusetts Amherst $3 million over 10 years to further strengthen its world-class cybersecurity research and education programs in Western Massachusetts. The grant to UMass Amherst will support new research and education activities at the university's Cybersecurity Institute. The gift will establish the Institute's new Trust Assurance Cybersecurity certificate offered at the MassMutual Foundation/UMass Springfield Center for Training in Cybersecurity. The program will provide a significant economic development benefit to downtown Springfield, drawing professionals from the Springfield-Hartford, Conn., area as well as undergraduate students. The gift also supports new faculty hires by UMass Amherst to develop and teach the classes.
The funding is part of a $15 million gift that includes the Center for Data Science. More information here.