Project Spotlight

Cybersecurity Education & Training and Risk Assessment

For Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) and Other Minority-Serving Institutions (MSIs)


Advances in technology bring us almost limitless possibilities today, and changes in technological capacity have a corresponding impact on higher education. While this transformation affects every high education system, HBCUs and other MSIs, which primarily serve minority and low-income students, are disproportionately impacted, under-resourced and under-funded.

One of the greatest challenges facing higher education is being able to provide relevant, timely, and market-based training and education in an environment that is undergoing continuous change. According to data from the U.S. Department of Labor which publishes the Bureau of Labor Statistics, Black or African-Americans make up only 3% of the information security analysts in the U.S in a field where jobs are expected to grow 18% through 2024.

We developed a training program to promote risk management education and economic empowerment for students of HBCUs and MSIs and to reduce financial losses at MSIs through rigorous risk management practices. In our ever-changing modern world, a vibrant risk management framework is a natural foundation of cybersecurity readiness and compliance.

The TLI Solution

· Establish a Risk Management program at HBCUs and other MSIs following industry best practices.

· Increase economic empowerment of students through training, relevant work experience and qualification for professional certification.

For more than 25 years, TLI’s leadership team have developed strong working relationships with U.S. universities and aided in their varied pursuits of international, commercial and federal programs TLI’s integrated solution comprises software, training and consulting that can be used to manage and mitigate risks. Improving student success through higher graduation rates and higher post-graduation employment rates is of utmost importance to higher education. TLI is prepared to HBCUs and MSIs a nimble and flexible program to improve student success, resulting in higher graduation rates and higher post-graduation employment rates.

Our long-term goal is to develop a risk management curriculum and work-study program at the participating HBCUs and other MSIs. Building a pipeline for students to study and work in this field fosters a diverse pool of talent in the graduates from the HBCUs and other MSIs from which businesses engaged in risk management will proactively seek out a pool of candidates for their services.

Creating a comprehensive toolset, implemented in four planned phases, will be beneficial to the participating institutions and their students and establish a governance mechanism to provide ongoing oversight.


Our objective is to provide a sustainable program to build partnerships with leading HBCUs and other MSIs to develop students and a curriculum that can sustain itself through corporate sponsors, grant programs and commercial earnings. Students and the institutions will be positioned strategically through partnership with TLI to fill technically advanced, high-wage jobs within the industry.

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