With the ongoing threat of cyberattacks becoming more sophisticated, West Virginia University is launching plans for a cybersecurity range — a specialized software and hardware facility for education, training and research — with $750,000 in grant funding support from the U.S. Department of Education.
The funding is part of a congressionally directed spending package for West Virginia.
“With this grant, we’re creating a cutting-edge, cloud-based cyber range to train more cybersecurity students,” said Anurag Srivastava, Professor and Chairman of the Lane Department of Computer Science and Electrical Engineering.
“This initiative is a significant leap forward for our program. We’re immensely grateful for this support, which will empower our students with the skills they need to excel in the cybersecurity landscape.”