The University of New Orleans says it has received a $195,400 grant to develop an advanced training facility for cybersecurity and operations
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The University of New Orleans says it has received a $195,400 grant to develop an advanced training facility for cybersecurity and operations.
In a news release the university says the grant from the Louisiana Board of Regents will pay for hardware facilities such as servers, network switches and storage as well as a portable power plant simulator and software. It will also make use of existing campus facilities such its data center and labs.
The cybersecurity facility will simulate real cyber threats in a contained virtual environment.
The goal is to train people to protect infrastructure such as refineries or power plants in Louisiana from cyberattacks.
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The facility will be run by faculty from the Department of Computer Science.