Leverages Frontline.Cloud platform in classroom and beyond
The technology company has teamed up with the University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) to address IT security and train the next generation of cybersecurity experts.
The Lowdown: By giving students and faculty access to its flagship Frontline.Cloud offering, Digital Defense is helping the university evaluate its security posture on campus and off.
The Details: With Frontline.Cloud, students will be able to assess the security posture of software applications and systems they build and run on lab networks. In addition, UTSA faculty will leverage Frontline to educate students on how to use industry-recognized tools to establish and execute vulnerability lifecycle management programs.
Use of the Frontline platform in classrooms will commence this fall.
Background: The deployment of Frontline.Cloud extends an existing partnership between UTSA and Digital Defense, under which the latter makes paid internships available to UTSA students.
San Antonio boasts one of the largest concentrations of cybersecurity experts and industry leaders outside of Washington, D.C. UTSA’s Department of Computer Science offers bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees, while its research units include the Institute for Cyber Security (dedicated to basic and applied cybersecurity research) and the Center for Infrastructure Assurance and Security (focused on the cybersecurity maturity of communities).
The Buzz: “The alliance of our two San Antonio-based organizations is a natural fit. We’re excited to extend our existing relationship with UTSA…to one that includes assisting UTSA faculty and students with more enhanced classroom cybersecurity learning,” said Larry Hurtado, president and CEO of Digital Defense. “Working together with UTSA, we’re able to provide a hands-on experience to students, enabling them to solve real-world information security challenges in a classroom setting.”
“As the home of the nation’s top program in cybersecurity, UTSA is committed to developing partnerships that provide our students with unparalleled learning experiences so they can become the most competitive candidates in the marketplace,” said Mark Robinson, assistant professor in practice at the UTSA College of Sciences. “Frontline.Cloud is an incredibly powerful platform with a host of capabilities that will allow UTSA students and researchers to test their systems, applications, and networks before they move into a production-style environment.”