February 13, 2018

Enlightened, Inc. Delivers Major Gift To Howard University’s School of Business For The Cybersecurity Education & Research Center.

Enlightened, Inc. has partnered with the Howard University School of Business to create the Cybersecurity Education and Research Center (CERC). Enlightened, Inc. is an awardwinning Information Technology (IT) Consulting firm, based in Washington, D.C. that helps clients solve complex business problems by leveraging technology. The company delivers end-to-end IT solutions with a focus on Cybersecurity, Management Consulting, and Software Development and Integration. Some of their clients include: U.S. Department of the Navy, U.S. Department of the Army, U.S. Office of Personnel Management, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, District of Columbia Department of Health Care Finance, District of Columbia Superior Courts, and Disbursement Units for the states of Ohio, Illinois, Maryland, and New York. With continued cyber-attacks across many government and business sectors, the industry is projected to see the demand for highly trained cyber security professionals and executives increase exponentially in the Greater Washington Area and nationally.

The Cybersecurity Education and Research Center at the Howard University School of Business is committed to enhancing the quality of undergraduate STEM education, specifically in the areas of Technology, Innovation, and CyberSecurity to broaden participation in the nation’s IT workforce. The CERC will facilitate education and training related to the function and significance of cyber security. To facilitate the implementation of this goal we will convene programs involving faculty and students, corporate partners, local and national government agencies, and other stakeholders on campus and externally.

The primary goal of the Center is to increase the number of students and potential employees in Information Systems and Cyber Security concentrations or certifications and enhance the quality of their preparation through cyber security education and research. “The CERC will address growing challenges Cybersecurity companies’ face recruiting and hiring qualified professionals. As a native Washingtonian and longtime supporter of Howard University addressing diversity and workforce