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In West Virginia, Marshall University Plans Institute For Cyber Security


In news that is expected to continue its rising reputation as the premier cybersecurity academic institution in Appalachia, Marshall University in Huntington, WV announced it has received a substantial investment of $45 million from the state of West Virginia. This funding would go to establishing a state-of-the-art Institute for Cyber Security, positioning the university at the forefront of cyber defense and research.

“Through our West Virginia Forward efforts, which identified cyber security as a potential growth area for our state, Marshall has emerged as a national leader in developing advanced techniques, tools, and methodologies to protect critical infrastructure, and state, national, and industry assets; as well as developing the skilled workforce,” said Marshall President Brad D. Smith. “This is a landmark moment for our university, marking profound commitment to safeguarding our digital future and addressing the escalating challenges of the cyber landscape.

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