Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Leading the way on cybersecurity

Two events related to cybersecurity put URI in the spotlight in recent weeks.  An announcement that the Department of Homeland Security has named URI a National Center of Excellence for cybersecurity education was featured in the Providence Business News, Providence JournalChannel 10, and Channel 6, among others. That announcement was followed closely by a cybersecurity symposium on campus, organized by Rep. James Langevin, which generated attention on Channel 12, Channel 6GoLocalProv, and numerous defense industry and government news outlets, including Defense SystemsInfoSecurity Magazine, Fierce Government IT, Federal News Radio, Politico, Federal Computer Week, and many more.  The URI news release about the Center of Excellence designation can be found here, while the symposium release is here.