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Marshall, WVSU receive funds to establish Cyber Security Center for Critical Infrastructure


Marshall University, in partnership with West Virginia State University, has received $1.5 million from the U.S. Department of Education to help establish a Cyber Security Center for Critical Infrastructure at each university.

The funds are granted to help build capacity at Marshall and West Virginia State University to address needed research into the cyber security issues associated with critical infrastructure in the state. They also will help the universities to pilot training programs for critical infrastructure operators in cybersecurity for their particular industries.

Marshall and West Virginia State can use the grant funding to develop laboratory facilities at both institutions and a virtual laboratory across both institutions, and to provide technical short courses for operators in the critical infrastructure industries, where the operators can learn from those laboratories how to defend the critical infrastructure equipment from cyber attacks.

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