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Massachusetts funds cybersecurity training for local governments and schools

March 8, 2022

Massachusetts officials announced Tuesday that 210 local governments and school districts around the commonwealth will receive grants to fund cybersecurity training for their employees. The grants, which have been distributed annually since 2020, will fund training for about 57,000 public-sector workers overall.

Communities and school districts that received awards will receive licenses for trainings that include end-user assessments and phishing simulations, according to a press release. The scale of recipients ranges from tiny schools — including a Cape Cod charter school where one person will get cyber-hygiene training — to towns, cities and school districts with thousands of employees.

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