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LSU Cybersecurity team receives $600K grant from NSF to Combat Malware

Bou-Harb and his team are creating an open-source platform that enables users to program their own devices (P4 Programmable Data Processors) and smart network interface cards (SmartNICs), leveraging new machine learning methods to recognize malicious behaviors.

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‘Epic’ LSU-Berkeley Book About Cybersecurity Hits Shelves This Fall

Cybersecurity in Context is the new book by Professor Golden G. Richard III, director of the LSU Cyber Center and faculty lead for cybersecurity at LSU, and Chris Jay Hoofnagle, professor of law in residence at the University of California, Berkeley. The textbook and complementary set of technical exercises is the first-ever introduction to the full range of cybersecurity challenges and solutions, accessible by students and teachers in any discipline. It will be released by Wiley in the late summer.


Fighting for Their ‘Home Team’ on the Ground and in Cyberspace

SU’s SOC and nation-leading cybersecurity model for higher education in Louisiana is already providing 24/7 protection for several schools. The team’s ambitious plan is to protect as many as 40 institutions across the state from cyberattacks by next year, with students actively learning and working together on the front lines. LSU’s industry partner TekStream helps train the students and tackles cyber threats alongside them.

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Small Businesses Seek Support From LSU Cybersecurity Clinic

Louisiana small businesses are lining up to receive free services through the LSU Cybersecurity Clinic, the first such clinic in the nation to be funded by the National Security Agency, or NSA.

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LSU Doubles Federally Funded Effort to Train Cyber Talent for National Security

This fall, LSU Baton Rouge doubled its current cohort of Scholarship for Service, or SFS, students from 12 to 25. All students receive free tuition and generous scholarships in return for some government service after graduation.

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Louisiana State Police Partners with LSU to Solve Critical Challenges in Industrial Cyber

To better understand vulnerabilities and ultimately secure ICS networks across Louisiana’s industrial sectors, State Police has partnered with LSU to advance industrial cyber research and talent development.


Strategic Investment in Cybersecurity Education Drives Record Enrollment at LSU

This fall, 351 LSU freshmen have already declared computer science as their major. Meanwhile, a decade ago, LSU had a total of 351 computer science students on all levels combined—undergraduate, master’s and PhD. Between fall 2013 and fall 2023, the computer science program has effectively tripled, rising from seventh to first place in College of Engineering enrollment.

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Expertise in Human Behavior Helps Solve Tech Challenges for the Department of Defense

LSU psychology major Michael Cole Fontenot from Ville Platte, Louisiana, is helping to protect the lives of American soldiers as part of a $600,000 cybersecurity research project for DARPA.

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LSU Enabled Professional Career in Music, then Cybersecurity

LSU alumnus Andrew Trimble had to put his trumpet down due to a medical condition but found a new career securing communications and data for the U.S. Army after completing LSU Online & Continuing Education’s Cyber Bootcamp.

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LSUA, LSUS, and Ingalls Information Security Collaborate to Grow the Cyber Workforce in Louisiana

Ingalls Information Security, a cybersecurity services provider based in Central Louisiana, has partnered with LSU Alexandria and LSU Shreveport to educate and train homegrown talent and build cybersecurity business in and for the state.

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Cyber Smoothie, Anyone?

When a comprehensive research university operates a K-12 laboratory school on its flagship campus and there’s a 750,000-strong workforce gap for cybersecurity professionals in the U.S., graduate students and high school students come together for some unusual approaches to learning—and tastes.


Louisiana Enables Cyber Protection for Higher Ed in the State Through LSU

The LSU Security Operations Center, or SOC, will deliver round-the-clock protection together with its industry partners, TekStream and Splunk, while training students as cyber analysts.

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Meet Rising Cyber Star Kaitlyn Smith

Kaitlyn Smith is a student doing cybersecurity research in the College of Engineering and the Center for Computation & Technology, but she’s not your average LSU student. In fact, she’s not an LSU student at all—she’s a high schooler with a passion for cybersecurity.

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LSU Names Professor Golden Richard Interim Director of the LSU Cyber Center

Richard spearheaded LSU’s successful pursuit of NSA designation as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Operations in 2022. The LSU Cyber Center will support projects and programs across disciplines to help secure people and infrastructure on the new frontier of state and national defense, in alignment with LSU’s Scholarship First Agenda.