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UMSL Cybersecurity Lab opens as collaboration between IS, computer science

UMSL’s Cybersecurity and IT Innovation Lab opened Nov. 13 on the second floor of Express Scripts Hall. The lab is a collaboration between the Department of Information Systems and Department of Math and Computer Science. Pictured (from left) are Yuefeng Wu, Dinesh Mirchandani, Cezary Janikow, Haiyan Cai, Sanjiv Bhatia, Chancellor Tom George, Provost Glen Cope, Dean Ron Yasbin, Shaji Khan and Dean Charles Hoffman. Photo by Jen Hatton, courtesy of UMSL Daily. 

Several dozen faculty and staff gathered Nov. 13 for the grand opening of the Cybersecurity and IT Innovation Lab at the University of Missouri–St. Louis.

The lab, located on the second floor of Express Scripts Hall, is a collaboration between the Department of Information Systems in the College of Business Administration and the Department of Math and Computer Science in the College of Arts and Sciences.

“The creation of this lab has been an ongoing effort between the two colleges,” said Charles Hoffman, dean of the College of Business Administration. “In addition, we’ve received help from Information Technology Services on campus, friends and donors.

“With this learning studio setup, this lab will provide a sandbox where the students can safely learn and practice things like ethical hacking and penetration testing, and have an opportunity to discover and understand the various types of threats to businesses. This will be a centerpiece for the two departments.”

College of Arts and Sciences Dean Ron Yasbin said this is an exciting partnership.

“This is a really wonderful time for interdisciplinary collaboration and will give our students a wide range of knowledge and skills,” he said.


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