The National Security Agency has chosen University of Hawai'i at Manoa as a featured school to help NSA build train future professionals and develop tools to counter cybersecurity threats.
NSA said Wednesday it will highlight the partnership on the agency's official website, IntelligenceCareers portal and social media networks as part of the Featured School Series.
“In addition to helping military and civilian employees improve their language skills, UH Mānoa is collaborating with us on cutting edge research, and they are training the next generation of cybersecurity experts," said Capt. Kurtis Mole, commander of NSA in Hawai'i.
The agency began to collaborate with the university when the latter introduced a specialized course 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 Hawaiʻi’s overall cybersecurity across the public and private sectors,” 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 a Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Research in 2014.