AI DevwWrld Chatbot Summit Cyber Revolution Summit CYSEC Global Cyber Security & Cloud Expo World Series Digital Identity & Authentication Summit Asian Integrated Resort Expo Middle East Low Code No Code Summit TimeAI Summit

A higher education cybersecurity center in Louisiana

Protection and education: new LSU center defends educational institutions from cyber attacks and prepares students for the future

LSU has opened a new cybersecurity center to defend educational institutions from hackers and train students. In collaboration with TekStream and Splunk, the university aims to become a national cybersecurity benchmark. The center will also use the state's research and development network to expand the program to other universities. An investment of 7.5 million dollars will help create jobs and protect citizens from cyber threats.

This pill is also available in Italian language

LSU added another tool to its cybersecurity arsenal Thursday with the opening of a new center dedicated to securing statewide higher education and creating a pathway to cybersecurity careers for LSU students. This center, called the Security Operations Center (SOC), was created with the goal of improving the university's "cybersecurity posture," says Craig Woolley, LSU's chief information technology officer.

US universities under attack: LSU's new center aims to defend educational institutions from hackers and educate students

News of the SOC's opening comes as many universities in Louisiana and around the country have suffered numerous cyberattacks in recent years. The effects of these attacks range from brief outages to major problems, as in the case of the University of South Louisiana, where computer and internet infrastructure remained unusable for weeks. State authorities have warned that cyber attacks are increasingly frequent and sophisticated, but it is difficult to find personnel with the skills needed to defend against such threats.

Collaboration with TekStream and Splunk for the creation of the center

The SOC is the result of a collaboration between LSU and the Atlanta-based company TekStream. TekStream assisted with incident management and response, while technology company Splunk provided technology for data analysis and monitoring. According to TekStream CEO Rob Jansen, finding and hiring highly qualified cybersecurity personnel can be a challenge, but they have seen great benefits in partnering with LSU to train students and prepare them to take on increasingly complex jobs in the future.

LSU aims to become a leader in cybersecurity nationwide

LSU's SOC doesn't just protect the university campus; It will also be the starting point for a statewide cybersecurity program using the Louisiana Optical Network Infrastructure (LONI), the state's research and development network. Thanks to a $7.5 million investment from the state, LSU plans to expand the LSU-LONI-SOC model to 30 additional universities at no additional cost to each institution. This innovative project will help create jobs and protect the citizens of Louisiana from cyber threats, thus achieving LSU's goals as a leader in cybersecurity.

Follow us on Twitter for more pills like this

10/19/2023 20:49

Editorial AI

Last pills

Global threat: serious security flaw discovered in the IEEE 802.11 Wi-Fi standardNew flaw in the IEEE 802.11 Wi-Fi standard exposes the security of global networks to serious risks

The fundamental aspects of computer security in everyday lifeProtection and prevention: how to safeguard personal data in the digital world

Black Basta hits Synlab: analysis of the attack and cybersecurity lessons for the healthcare sectorCyber defense strategies: how to protect healthcare infrastructures from ransomware

Google releases an emergency update for ChromeUrgent update to fix critical vulnerability in Chrome, users advised to install it immediately