UNT's Ram Dantu and Mark Thompson [Photos: UNT]
The grant award supports a new online platform to find out why cyber jobs are going unfilled—and make it easy for employers to find talent through an online database. UNT's Ram Dantu and Mark Thompson are principal investigators on the project. Dantu says foreign governments are "spying on us all the time,” and threats like ransomware attacks and cyber attacks abound.
"We need a large workforce to combat this, and we don’t have the workforce,” Dantu says.