The SANS Institute awarded four higher education institutions with its Education Award at the SANS 2012 National Cybersecurity Innovation Conference and Awards Oct. 7 in Baltimore. The schools – Dakota State University, Northeastern University, University of Tulsa, and Naval Postgraduate School –along with the National Security Agency were awarded jointly for their work in cybersecurity education.
It was the third annual conference that hosted technologists presenting tools that help reduce cyber risk. These schools have been recognized not only for their work in the industry, but by their output of students ready to enter the field.
“SANS has a tremendous reputation in the security community, so it’s truly an honor to be recognized by them as one of the most innovative projects in 2012,” Dr. Josh Pauli, associate professor of information assurance at DSU, said in the school’s press release. “DSU’s relationships with NSA and SANS will further strengthen our security programs and provide our students with greater opportunities.”
SANS was established in 1989 and is an acronym for SysAdmin, Audit, Network, Security Institute. SANS programs reach more than 165,000 global security professionals.