University cybersecurity center names leader
A new Dayton cybersecurity center took a step forward when it named its first leader.
Rusty Baldwin, UD distinguished research professor in the department of computer science, was named the first director of research for the University’s new Center for Cybersecurity & Data Intelligence, which was established to enhance the cyberhealth of the Dayton community.
“I look forward to advancing the research mission and reputation of the center and developing and delivering programming that will cultivate cybersecurity research interests in faculty, students and departments campus-wide,” Baldwin said.
The center, which will begin construction Nov. 12 on its permanent home on the third floor of UD’s Miriam Hall, provides free, public resources to help protect sensitive data.
The center’s partners also work with UD faculty experts and information technology staff to grow a trained cyber workforce in the region, identify and test new cybersecurity practices, create education and awareness programs for employees, and train IT teams on incident readiness and response. KAITLIN SCHROEDER