Jim Webb, Chief Information Security Officer and Deputy CIO, along with professor of Computer Science, Larry Bridges, have been received the Chancellor’s Innovation Scholars Program award.
The project will create opportunities for Appalachian State University Computer Science students to gain operational skills and hands-on experience in the field of Cyber Security via the establishment of a Student Cyber Security Operations Center (hereafter SCSOC). The SCSOC would be a dedicated physical location in Peacock Hall that provides a fusion space for a select group of University Computer Science students and ITS Office of Information Security Professionals to work collaboratively to enhance cyber protection of the University while also providing invaluable learning experience.
Computer Science students who are selected for multi-year internship in the SCSOC would be directly involved in practice areas of Cyber Security including but not limited to:
● Cyber Security Incident Detection and Response
● Vulnerability Scanning and Threat Monitoring
The Appalachian Student Cybersecurity Operations Center will be housed in Peacock Hall, and students involved in the project will earn professional certifications in the field of cybersecurity.