Monday, August 18, 2014

UNO Receives $300,000 NSF Grant to Train Students in Cybersecurity

Vassil RoussevVassil Roussev

Vassil Roussev, a University of New Orleans computer science professor, has received a 2-year $300,000 grant from the National Science Foundation to offer students cutting-edge training in the field of cybersecurity.

The grant will allow UNO to provide students with a self-contained cybersecurity lab. Students will install special software on their laptops that will enable them to download different lab scenarios that the instructor has prepared. Students will then try to solve realistic cybersecurity problems.

"This is as close as we can get to preparing students for a real job in cybersecurity short of them actually having the job," Roussev said. "Companies strongly prefer graduates with hands-on experience, and this technology will allow our students to get professional-type training."

The NSF's Secure and Trustworthy Cyberspace program is extremely competitive; only 10 out of 56 educational proposals received funding.

UNO is designated as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance Education and Research by the National Security Agency and the Department of Homeland Security.

 

Read More

UNO Computer Science Program
Department of Computer Science
Office of Research and Sponsored Programs
The Golden Way, UNO Magazine
UNO Gets $223,000 NSF Grant to Study Psychology of Cybersecurity
UNO Professor Gets NSF Grant to Train High School Teachers in Cyber Security
First Class of UNO GE Capital Software Engineering Apprenticeship Program Gets to Work
GE Capital Launches Partnership with University of New Orleans to Develop a Stronger Technology Workforce
UNO Computer Science Department Awarded $663,000 Navy Contract to Develop Mapping Systems
UNO Computer Science Department Hosts State's First "Music Hackathon"
UNO Graduate Student Takes First at National Computer Programming Contest
UNO to Create Mobile Apps for Department of Wildlife and Fisheries