COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) – The National Security Agency has awarded Columbus State University researchers a $174,000 grant to develop an intelligent tool for rapid cybersecurity training and curriculum development.
"We are building a tool that people across the nation can use to develop cyber security training, which guarantees compliance with government and industry standards for cybersecurity workforce development," said Shuangbao (Paul) Wang, a professor in CSU's TSYS School of Computer Science. "The award makes CSU one of the top universities in the nation in providing technologies for cybersecurity workforce development to universities, government and private sector across the nation."
The tool will be cloud-based with an expert system that can be accessed anywhere in the world including many Department of Defense installations. The project will include visual mapping, a key technology that was developed at CSU.
This recent grant is another example of the cyber security expertise developing in CSU's TSYS School of Computer Science, which is developing a new TSYS Center for Cybersecurity thanks to a recent campaign donation from TSYS.
The department earned NSA accreditation several years ago for the applied computer science master's degree curriculum.
Then NSA designated CSU as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance Education, recognizing CSU a national standard bearer in both teaching and applying the concept.
Wang said the CSU research is a result of federal investments of more than $19 billion for cybersecurity.