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State of Indiana receives praise from Intel Security for its collaboration with Purdue University
Start Date: 3/14/2016 All Day
End Date: 3/14/2016
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March 14, 2016

State of Indiana receives praise from Intel Security for its collaboration with Purdue University

(INDIANAPOLIS) Intel Security Group General Manager Chris Young lauded the State of Indiana’s work with Purdue University to help create the next generation of cybersecurity professionals through its Security Operations Center (SOC). The remarks came at the RSA Conference, which is the world’s largest cybersecurity conference.

“I’m truly inspired by the work that the State of Indiana and Purdue University are doing,” Young said. “In the United States alone, there are over 200,000 unfilled cybersecurity positions.”

In October, the State announced the creation of the Indiana Information Sharing and Analysis Center (IN-ISAC) and opened a SOC in Purdue Technology Park staffed with a mixture of state employees and Purdue students. The SOC, operated by the IN-ISAC, provides real-time network monitoring, vulnerability identification and threat warnings of state government computer systems.

The students are employed as part of the Purdue Pathmaker Internship Program, which provides career-relevant internships to students on or near campus.

Indiana Chief Information Officer Dewand Neely said students are providing a valuable service to the state while learning advanced skills that will prepare them for careers in the industry.

Purdue University Chief Information Officer Gerry McCartney added, “There is a severe shortage of trained, computing security professionals. What we offer here through Pathmaker is an opportunity for the State to provide a real service, under its own direct supervision.”

Purdue University President Mitch Daniels expressed enthusiasm about the arrangement.

“The State of Indiana is now a direct beneficiary. Our students are working in an operations center, sited at Purdue, which is working on the state’s own cybersecurity issues,” Daniels said.

The partnership is part of a forward-looking strategy, Young said.

 “I’m really happy to see government investing and really trying to build out that next generation of cybersecurity talent. Intel is doing its part by partnering with Indiana and Purdue at the SOC. This is not just a mission of the government, we have to act now as an industry to solve the problem,” he said.

The entire speech can be viewed at www.youtube.com/watch?v=7gvdGZnvEA4. Young’s comments about the cybersecurity professionals shortage begin at the 11:02 mark, and discussion of the partnership between the State of Indiana and Purdue University begin at 15:03 and runs until the conclusion. 

 

 

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 About the Indiana Security and Analysis Center | http://www.IN.gov/cybersecurity   

IN-ISAC is the primary hub for information sharing and analysis on cybersecurity issues in the State of Indiana. This will be done by implementing a comprehensive cybersecurity plan and promoting an environment in which the general public, private industry, local government and state government can work together to address cybersecurity issues in the State of Indiana.

About the Purdue Pathmaker Internship Program | http://www.itap.purdue.edu/pathmaker

Pathmaker is a residential intern program at Purdue University. Participants perform entry-level engineering and computer science jobs for companies while still enrolled as full-time students. The jobs are located on campus, in the nearby Purdue Research Park, or in company offices in West Lafayette. Students involved in Pathmaker gain real-world work experience in their chosen field, which is one of the college experiences that have been identified by the Gallup-Purdue Index as contributing to success later in life.

About Intel Security | http://www.intelsecurity.com

McAfee is now part of Intel Security. With its Security Connected strategy, innovative approach to hardware-enhanced security, and unique Global Threat Intelligence, Intel Security is intensely focused on developing proactive, proven security solutions and services that protect systems, networks, and mobile devices for business and personal use around the world. Intel Security combines the experience and expertise of McAfee with the innovation and proven performance of Intel to make security an essential ingredient in every architecture and on every computing platform. Intel Security’s mission is to give everyone the confidence to live and work safely and securely in the digital world.

 
Media Contacts:

Purdue University: Steve Tally, 765-494-9809 or steve@purdue.edu

Intel Security: Tracy Holden, 650-245-8466 or tracy.holden@intel.com

 

Contact Information:
Name: Graig Lubsen
Phone: 317-232-0618
Email: glubsen@iot.in.gov
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