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October 15, 2014

Building a Cyber Cluster from the Ground Up

In just six years, North Louisiana has created a fast-growing cyber cluster in a region historically dominated by manufacturing, oil and gas, and agricultural sectors. The catalyst for this rapid progress stems from the combined vision of local and state leaders to diversify the region’s economic base and develop a […]
October 15, 2014

STEM EDA Earns Rave Reviews from Teachers and Students

In classrooms across the region, middle school students are excited about participating in a new project-driven course called STEM Explore, Discover, Apply (STEM EDA). STEM EDA, developed by the Cyber Innovation Center’s National Integrated Cyber Education Research Center (NICERC), engages middle school students in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) […]
October 15, 2014

New Hub For Training Cyberworkers Emerges in Northern Louisiana

Louisiana Tech University Professor Travis Atkison is leading his students in a discussion on cybersecurity. The students are gathered in a special campus laboratory called the Digital Forensics and Control Security Lab. In the lab, students work on projects that help them hone skills in detecting malicious applications and identifying […]
October 15, 2014

In Oil and Gas Country, a Model for Growing Cyber Workforce

Shreveport – As the US faces a shortage of technology workers, north Louisiana could provide a blueprint for developing talent. State officials have devoted millions to expanding the techindustry and recruiting the next generation of professionals to sustain it. Historically dominated by industries including manufacturing, oil and gas and agriculture, […]