The Campus Consortium Technology Grant Program offers grants for a variety of solutions, products, and services, funded by its members and its technology partners. These grants are designed to provide institutions the opportunity to implement modern technology services that meet the changing needs of institutions and their constituents while reducing time and costs typically associated with implementing new technology.
Campus Consortium is proud to offer the SOC-as-a-Service grant to educational institutions interested in securing their campuses against cyber threats with advanced threat detection, monitoring, and mitigation.
Campus IT networks are one of the top targets of cyber-attacks and one unpatched system on the network is enough for a ransomware attack. It is most critical that cyber security is the first and foremost concern for higher education institutions. With this grant, you can hunt down cyber threats before they even reach your networks, leverage the expertise of the certified IT security professionals, protect your assets with regulatory compliance, and avoid additional costs of maintaining an IT security team.
SOC AS-A-SERVICE GRANT OVERVIEW
The SOC-as-a-Service Grant provides selected institutions with an in-kind Grant for software and services covering up to $50,000 over a period of five years. The Grant is intended to cover the cost towards licensing, hosting, professional services, and support costs associated with the implementation of the platform.
SOC AS-A-SERVICE GRANT BENEFITS
SOC-as-a-Service is the perfect IT solution for a cybersecure campus because it functions on the aggregation correlation principle. You can correlate and analyze security event data from across your networks and respond to them. It also uses threat intelligence, behavioral analytics and predictive modelling using AI and machine learning. The advanced security support includes highly certified and trained security specialists for remediation of cyber threats.
NO. OF GRANTS AVAILABLE?
There are limited number of partial and full Grants to be awarded
WHO CAN APPLY & WHAT IS THE QUALIFICATION CRITERIA?
- K-12 Schools and accredited institutions of Higher Education are eligible to apply.
- Previous awardees are eligible. Applicants are required to fill in separate applications for each Grant pursued.
- Applicants are required to demonstrate institutional purpose in the form of a “letter of intent” signed by Dean/President or member of the campus leadership team. The letter should indicate the challenges the solution aims to solve, and why the Grant would be helpful to the institution.
- Grant Application Due Date: August 26, 2019
- Phone Interview with Grant Application Review Committee by: September 2, 2019
- Grant Applicant Interview and Technical Assessment Session by: September 9, 2019
- Grant Award Letter Issued to Grant Recipients by: September 16, 2019
- Grant Award Walkthrough by: September 23, 2019
- Execution of Grant Award Agreement by: September 24, 2019
- Project Kick-Off by: October 7, 2019