Friday, January 24, 2014

Cal Poly Opens Cybersecurity Lab for Students; Funded in Part by Northrop

"The lab in the university’s Engineering IV building offers students cutting-edge computer technology to hone their skills in areas as encryption, malware and cyber attacks.

Northrop Grumman donated $150,000 in funding toward the new program for the university’s computer science program...The company has helped equip the lab with software and hardware and will provide technical advice as part of its ongoing partnership with Cal Poly...

Cal Poly already offered an undergraduate and graduate course in cybersecurity. The new program will enable the university to offer about four to five courses over a year’s time in cybersecurity, said Cal Poly computer science professor Zachary Peterson:"

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