Published: Sept. 27, 2016
In keeping up with industry trends and the demand for Cybersecurity professionals, the Interdisciplinary Telecom Program (ITP) at the University of Colorado at Boulder built a Security Lab modeled as a Security Operations Center (SOC).  The ITP Security Lab will be used as a classroom and shared research facility to enhance student education and research for graduate students in the ITP Network Security track and PhD program. 
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As an operational SOC using 'live' data, the Lab will provide an ideal setting to teach students, in a hands-on fashion, the key skills in network security, such as threat identification, containment, eradication, and recovery. The SOC utilizes state-of-the-art technology and facilities so students are given training, using the best available network monitoring and forensics tools, and practical skills to protect an organization's network. In the coming semesters, ITP will operate the SOC so students gain industry-like experience while performing duties such as monitoring, diagnosing and protecting real world networks in an environment similar to the way government and industry employees work today.  In-kind donations of hardware and software from industry affiliates will continue to enhance the value and production of ITP's Security Lab. Visit our donor page for more information about our partners.