HOT: GMU CyberSecurity Researchers

Posted In Patriot Circle - By Chris Metsala On Wednesday, February 19th, 2014 With 1 Comment


CybersecurityA group of George Mason University professors was recently chosen to partner with IBM to research future advancements in the electric power industry. They’re imminent changes that will likely threaten cybersecurity efforts put forth by more than 3,000 electric companies in the U.S. alone.

IBM has selected the multidisciplinary team, including representatives from the School of Management, the Volgenau School of Engineering, the Center for Infrastructure Protection and Homeland Security and the School of Public Policy, to receive a prestigious Shared University Research Award.

The group of IBM professionals and George Mason professors will be focusing on how power companies shifting to smart grids connected to each other and to the Internet are making themselves more susceptible to cybersecurity issues. They’ll be tasked with figuring out how best to help these organizations moving forward, taking into account security, technology, policy, leadership and management of the grids.

Once the joint research team has determined the next steps that electric corporations should take, the university says the brains behind the operation will unveil their findings to the power and control system industries and their regulators.

via InTheCapitol.streetwise.com  and GMU.edu NewsDesk

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About - Chris Metsala is a George Mason alumnus and was one of the founders of the original masonhoops.com site in 1998, which later became CAAZone.com. Chris has attended almost every home game and CAA Tournament from the Ernie Nestor years to present, and covered the team during the 2006 Final Four run. He currently lives in Northern Virginia.

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  1. CJollay says:

    Cool. Why don’t they build us a baseball stadium or name the Pat Center as well?

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