Advancing Our Statewide Network
In 2020, the eight Idaho Institutes of Higher Education agreed to work collaboratively on enhancing and expanding cybersecurity education and training across the state of Idaho.
One significant focus of this effort is the expansion of current cybersecurity education labs and classrooms, including the creation of Security Operations Centers.
Every campus has an opportunity to specialize, tailor their local lab offerings to their students and stakeholders and benefit from the specialized offerings from other campuses in:
- Electric grid cybersecurity
- Industrial Process Control
- Nuclear cybersecurity
- Advanced manufacturing
- Agriculture and food processing
- Water and wastewater security
- Telecommunications security
- Data science and AI security
Campus-based laboratory and classroom facilities across the state of Idaho leverage the Idaho Regional Optical Network (IRON), a 509(a)2 non-profit organization providing high bandwidth and access to Internet2 for public and non-profit organizations.