Features of the center
The proposed 3,800 square-foot facility will be located in the heart of campus, at Miriam Hall. Supporting degree programs, research, IT certifications, continuing education and quarterly briefings, the center will foster:
- Collaborations with lead practice partners from key industries to address industry-specific threats, such as the partnership with Premier Health to address healthcare cybersecurity threats.
- Enhanced collaboration between academic units, encouraging a broader base of cybersecurity knowledge for students.
- Opportunities for students to gain cybersecurity experience through lab-based simulations.
- Strong public awareness and education around protecting sensitive data.
- Development of several tabletop exercises to train technical teams, managers, executives and students on incident readiness and response.
- Training employees in various industries to recognize and handle the social engineering tactics that hackers use to acquire confidential information.