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SU College of Law awarded grant for cybersecurity research
SU College of Law awarded grant for cybersecurity researchJune 10, 2004Nicci Brownnicbrown@syr.edu
The Syracuse University College of Law has been awarded a $50,000 grant for cybersecurity research being conducted by its Institute for National Security and Counterterrorism (INSCT). The grant comes from the AT&T Foundation and was announced this week at the Gartner IT Security Summit in Washington, D.C.
INSCT Director William C. Banks says the grant will enable the Institute to continue its collaboration with the New York State Office of Cyber Security & Critical Infrastructure Coordination. “By supporting the work we are now doing, the AT&T Foundation grant will enhance our efforts to better protect the vulnerable critical infrastructure and cyber entities, not just in New York, but on a broader scale as well,” Banks says. “This type of cooperation and collaboration is essential to providing a safer environment for us all.”
The AT&T Foundation also awarded a $50,000 grant to support cyber-security research at the University of Texas at Dallas. “Networking and computer security are critical to governments, companies and individuals that depend on consistent and secure communications in their everyday business,” says Ed Amoroso, AT&T Chief Security Officer. “The AT&T Foundation is supporting two of the national leaders in this area of research.”
The Institute for National Security and Counterterrorism is dedicated to promoting interdisciplinary research, teaching and public service concerning national security and counterterrorism. Current INSCT research projects include an assessment of the state of homeland security preparedness in New York State.
The AT&T Foundation invests in projects that serve the needs of people in communities throughout the nation, particularly for initiatives that use technology in innovative ways.