GARLAND and AUSTIN, Texas , May 27, 2009 /PRNewswire/ -- Raytheon Company has partnered with The
Cybersecurity is one of the major national security problems facing the United States , and President Obama has made protecting the country's digital infrastructure a top priority for his administration.
"It is impossible to defend against every conceivable threat without the great innovations of academia," said Dr. J Smart, chief technology director for Raytheon's Intelligence and Information Systems business. "By partnering with The
Raytheon will provide funding during the next 10 years for CIAS faculty working on computer security and information assurance projects.
The 21 faculty members in CIAS, a research unit in the university's Department of Computer Science, bring significant technical knowledge specific to cybersecurity. They are addressing increasingly critical issues such as privacy, password cracking, network security, intrusion detection, verification and wireless networking.
"Protecting our nation's computing systems that control critical cyber infrastructure is crucial," says Dr. Fred Chang , lead investigator and director of the CIAS. "The partnership with Raytheon will allow us to expand our capabilities to address the rapidly changing problems in cybersecurity with a great deal of agility and flexibility."
Raytheon has more than 30 years' experience in cybersecurity, information operations and information assurance. From vulnerability assessments to information assurance, monitoring and traffic analysis to information operations, Raytheon's integrated cybersecurity solutions safeguard mission-critical systems against the widest range of internal and external threats. Raytheon's end-to-end offensive and defensive solutions constantly monitor and protect against breach, fraud, theft and sabotage.
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