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Murray State University receives $1.5 million grant for cybersecurity certificate program
Murray State University’s Cyber Education and Research Center recently received a $1.5 million three-year grant from the Employment and Training Administration within the Department of Labor through the Delta Regional Authority (DRA) to fund a Cybersecurity Analyst Certificate program.
Cyber Bytes: January 2024 Cyber Security Update
In the first Cyber Bytes installment of 2024, Tracy Ross and Michael Ramage, Director of the Cyber Education and Research Center of Murray State University, discuss cyber security updates for the new year. Since the start of the Sounds Good series, Ramage says the state of cyber security has gotten worse due to the increased use of artificial intelligence to hack public institutions and consumers alike.
AT&T Donation for Murray State Cybersecurity Scholarships here
Murray State Cyber Center received a fantastic gift today. Thanks to AT&T for more than 15 years of continued scholarship support for our Murray State University cybersecurity students. It is always great to catch up with our industry partners, especially when they bring a "big" check. Thank you, AT&T, for your continued support.
Murray State University receives two awards at the Kentucky Economic Forum
Murray State University received two awards at the Kentucky Association for Economic Development’s (KAED) annual Kentucky Economic Forum in Covington in late October. First, the University earned the Technology Award presented by GIS Web Tech. Murray State, through its Cyber Education and Research Center, provides technology and cybersecurity leadership across the Commonwealth of Kentucky, as it has done for more than two decades. As part of the Program of Distinction, the Cyber Center provides outreach and support to residents, businesses, local governments and state organizations.
Director Ramage named 2023 Tech Educator of the Year
Sprocket Innovation named Murray State Cyber Center Director, Michael Ramage, as the 2023 Tech Educator of the Year in recognition for his hardwork of growing tech, innovation and entrepreneurship in Paducah and our region
Cybersecurity and Network Management hosts successful meeting with high school teachers throughout region
Murray State University’s statewide Program of Distinction in Cybersecurity and Network Management (CNM) recently hosted a meeting with Information Technology teachers from high schools across the region.
Cyber Education and Research Center hosted annual security conference
The annual Patterns of Distinction – Security Matters Conference took place on April 20 in the Curris Center at Murray State University, with more than 200 industry leaders, students and staff attending the conference. For more than 15 years, Murray State’s Cyber Education and Research Center and Community Financial Services Bank (CFSB) co-hosted the conference, the largest annual security conference in the region.
Cybersecurity and Network Management program recognized
Murray State University’s statewide Program of Distinction in Cybersecurity and Network Management (CNM) placed fourth nationally through a community outreach competition by the National Centers of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Education (CAE-CD).
Cybersecurity and Network Management students participate in Cyber Games
Three students in the Cybersecurity and Network Management (CNM) program at Murray State University participated in the National Centers of Academic Excellence in Cybersecurity (NCAE-C) Cyber Games Regional Overflow competition on April 8. The Murray State team was awarded second place overall in the event.
Murray State partners with PISCES to support cybersecurity
Murray State University’s Cyber Education and Research Center (Cyber Center) has partnered with the Public Infrastructure Security Cyber Education System (PISCES) Project to provide security monitoring to local government entities, making Murray State the first university in Kentucky to partner on the exciting project to support local partners.