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Chansu Yu Awarded NSF Grant for Cybersecurity Training

Dr. Chansu Yu, a professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (EECS), has been awarded funding by the National Science Foundation to create a novel educational program that ties together legal and technical aspects of cybersecurity training. His three-year, $397,826 award is titled, “SaTC:EDU: Transdisciplinary Cybersecurity Education for Law and Engineering Students.” Dr. Yu’s Co-PIs for the grant include Brian Ray, the Leon and Gloria Plevin Professor of Law and Director of the Center for Cybersecurity and Privacy Protection in the Cleveland-Marshall College of Law, Dr. Debbie Jackson, a professor and Chair of the Department of Teacher Education, and Dr. Sathish Kumar, an assistant professor in the EECS department.

The team is creating a new program to educate and train future law practitioners and engineers with all perspectives of cybersecurity, their inter-play, and ways to provide comprehensive protection against diverse forms of security attacks from intelligent adversary. One of the major issues that organizations face today when dealing with cybersecurity is the lack of effective coordination across technical, business, and legal functions. The new cybersecurity education framework will provide an unfragmented, multifaceted view of security through real-life scenarios and interdisciplinary interactions as well as hands-on experiments that train students in network, data, software, hardware, and distributed system security and how those aspects translate into legal and business risk.

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