The Campus Consortium Technology Grant Program offers grants for a variety of solutions, products, and services, funded by its members and its technology vendor. 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.
CAMPUS CONSORTIUM GRANT PROGRAM OVERVIEW
Campus Consortium offers Grant Programs for a variety of solutions, products, and services. These in-kind grants of software and services are underwritten by Campus Consortium technology vendors and are designed to give Institutions with smaller IT budget a chance to implement new technology services that meet their needs while reducing time and costs associated with implementing new technologies.
Campus Consortium help Institutions reduce costs while implementing the vendors’ technologies on campus. Interviews and technical assessment are required of all selected applicants.
SOC-AS-A-SERVICE GRANT OVERVIEW
This in-kind grant of software and services is underwritten by Campus Consortium technology vendor, and is designed to provide an institution with SOC service.
The SOC-as-a-Service Grant provides selected institutions an in-kind grant of software and services award up to $50,000 over a period of five years. The grant is intended at covering cost towards licensing, hosting, professional services, and support costs associated with the implementation of the SOC service.
*A limited number of in-kind grants of software and services to be awarded.
BENEFITS OF THE SOC-AS-A-SERVICE
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.
WHO CAN APPLY & WHAT IS THE QUALIFICATION CRITERIA?
- Accredited Higher Education institutions and K-12 schools are eligible to apply.
- Institutions are eligible to apply for multiple grants. Separate applications are required 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 campus leadership team. The letter should indicate the challenges the solution aims to solve and why the grant would be helpful to the institution.
*Previous awardees are eligible to apply.
- Grant Application Due Date: December 27, 2019, 5:00 PM CT
- Applications reviewed by Grant Consideration Committee: December 27 – January 3, 2020
- Applicant Interview Assessment with Grant Application Review Committee Member by: January 13, 2020
- Scope and Project review by Grant Consideration Committee: January 13 – January 20, 2020
- Applicant Technical Assessment Session with Technology Vendor by: January 27, 2020
- Award Announcement to selected Grant Recipients by: February 3, 2020
- Award Package Issued to selected Grant Recipients by: February 3, 2020
- Award Package walk-through and Grant recipient sign-off by: February 10 , 2020
- Project Kick-Off by: February 24, 2020
*Dates and deadlines are subjected to change based on the number of applications received.