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Facebook Launches 'Secure the Internet Grants' Program

The new initiative encourages universities, non-profits, and NGOs to submit applied research proposals for new security defense technologies that can be used in practice.

Facebook today opened its "Secure the Internet Grants" program and issued an invitation for university researchers and faculty, non-profits, and NGOs to submit applied research proposals to be considered.

In his keynote at Black Hat USA 2017, Facebook chief security officer Alex Stamos announced the company would invest up to $1 million in defense research to fight threats people face each day including password reuse, phishing attempts, and other common forms of cybercrime.

Secure the Internet Grants are part of this investment. The goal is to drive development of new security tech that can be applied in practice, rather than purely for research purposes. Applicants can now submit two-page grant proposals on these focus areas: abuse detection and reporting, anti-phishing, post password authentication, privacy preserving technologies, security in emerging markets, and user safety.

The deadline is March 30, 2018 and winners will be announced at Black Hat USA this year.

Read more details here.

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