The National Security Agency has chosen University of Hawai’i at Manoa as a featured school toÂ help NSA build train future professionals and develop tools to counter cybersecurity threats.
NSA said WednesdayÂ it will highlight the partnership on the agency’s official website, IntelligenceCareers portal and social media networks as part of the Featured School Series.
âIn addition to helping military and civilian employees improve their language skills, UH MaÌnoa is collaborating with us on cutting edge research, and they are training the next generation of cybersecurity experts,” saidÂ Capt. Kurtis Mole, commander of NSA in Hawai’i.
The agency began to collaborateÂ with the universityÂ when the latter introducedÂ a specializedÂ courseÂ to the agency’s employees, which include military members in 2007.
“This not only prepares Hawai’i students for great jobs with NSA, one of our major employers, but also helps strengthen HawaiÊ»iâs overall cybersecurity across the public and private sectors,â said David Lassner, president of UH System.
A graduate student from UH Manoa’s Laboratory for Advanced Visualization & Applications envisions the technologies to use visualization approaches that will assist research teams in studying large volumes of information.
UH Manoa received designation as aÂ Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Research in 2014.