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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.
With $7.5 million in support from the state legislature, all of higher education in Louisiana can now gain cyber protection—at no additional cost to the institution—through an industry-leading model developed at LSU.
With $600,000 in additional support from the National Science Foundation, LSU is rapidly expanding its Scholarship for Service, or SFS, CyberCorps program to grow a bigger, better cyber workforce for the state and nation.
LSU psychology major Michael Cole Fontenot is carving out a niche for himself, researching the psychological aspects of military cybersecurity.
Professional trumpet player and LSU School of Music alumnus Andrew Trimble from Alexandria, Louisiana, pivoted to a successful career in cybersecurity by taking LSU Online & Continuing Education’s six-month Cyber Bootcamp.
Because of their critical role and long life, industrial control systems are increasingly frequent targets for cyberattacks ranging from industrial espionage to attacks for financial gain, such as ransomware, as well as sabotage and terrorism.
When a comprehensive research university operates a K-12 lab school on its flagship campus and there’s a 750,000-wide 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.
Enrollment in LSU’s computer science program has tripled over the past decade. While the LSU flagship had a total of 351 computer science students on all levels—undergraduate and graduate—in 2013, there are already 351 freshmen who have declared computer science as their major this fall, contributing to a record number of 1,115 students.
Kaitlyn Smith is a student doing cybersecurity research in the College of Engineering and the Center for Computation & Technology at the flagship, 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.
Small businesses in Louisiana are lining up to receive free services from the LSU Cybersecurity Clinic, the first in the nation to be funded by the National Security Agency, or NSA.
LSU speech communication alumna Leslie Pichon is one of the nation’s premier cybersecurity leaders. After spending more than 20 years investigating financial fraud and protecting three consecutive American presidents, she is now working to secure Louisiana against cyber threats as Special Agent in Charge of the New Orleans field office of the United States Secret Service.
LSU alumna Morgan Decuir is a first-generation college graduate. She leads STEM education for kindergarten through fourth grade at Caneview K-8 in Port Allen and recently won the Shell Science Lab Regional Challenge, bringing more STEM learning opportunities to her community and to Louisiana students.
The establishment of student-run Security Operations Centers on LSU’s flagship campus in Baton Rouge and at LSU Shreveport will enhance the security posture of the LSU system and create a blueprint for 31 institutions of higher learning in the state to protect themselves from cyberattacks.
BASF, the largest chemical producer in the world, is collaborating with LSU chemical engineers to better understand and predict its own production ebbs and flows using artificial intelligence, or AI.
Ongoing LSU research collaborations with farmers across Louisiana is leveraging data science to grow more and better food and fiber despite great challenges.