IBM announced that it is adding 9 schools to its more than 200 partnerships with universities, this time with the focus being on collaborating to bring cyber-security skills to the classroom. As an example, the University of Texas at Dallas is applying IBM resources to develop cyber-security courses and curriculum in areas such as cloud and mobile computing, data mining for malware detection, and cyber-operations. Dr. Bhavani Thuraisingham, Executive Director of the Cyber Security Research and Education Institute (CSI) at UT Dallas, expands on this in the following video.
To see what some of the other universities are doing with the resources provided by the partnership, read this roundup about the program.
The following infographic demonstrates the priorities higher education experts expect to address in order to close the cyber-security skills gap. (For more information on the partnership between IBM and colleges and universities, please visit the IBM Academic Initiative.)