Collaborative Grant Helps Solve National Cybersecurity Questions
UI researchers received $2.1 million to develop new systems for protecting the nation's infrastructure from cyberattacks.
The statewide collaboration and partnership with cybersecurity leader Idaho National Laboratory (INL) benefitted from an infusion from the Idaho State Board of Education, Higher Education Research Council's Idaho Global Entrepreneurial Mission (IGEM) program.
The team, including INL and the Center for Advanced Energy Studies (CAES) has four goals:
- Strengthen capacity
- Strengthen collaboration
- Foster technology transfer
- Strengthen and expand the workplace
The research and development will include key sectors of the economy including transportation, water supply and fundamental elements of the power grid.
"We are going to work with industry and other universities to develop products and build expertise to protect these vital systems," said Larry Stauffer, dean of the College of Engineering, and principle investigator on the project.