Port Nola & LSU Agree to Advance Cyber Talen, Protect Critical Infrastructure

LSU and Louisiana's largest ports announced a partnership Thursday to develop cybersecurity talent and technology for critical infrastructure. The agreement outlines opportunities for students and faculty to work with the ports to solve ongoing and emerging cyber challenges.

“Like our students and research expertise, Louisiana’s port system impacts every corner of the state and has national and global reach,” said LSU President William F. Tate IV. “The Scholarship First Agenda elevates domains that meet citizens’ most pressing needs and define Louisiana’s role in the world."

Tate noted that Scholarship First's priorities,  agriculture, biomedicine, coast, defense—including cybersecurity—and energy, all converge in Louisiana’s ports.

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