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Students Easton Kling, Micah Champagne, Ellen Hoffman, Spencer Malone and Timmy Tran work in LSU’s Security Operations Center to protect Louisiana against cyber threats.

Fighting for Their ‘Home Team’ on the Ground and in Cyberspace

LSU computer science seniors Easton Kling and Micah Champagne are quick to connect their military experience in the Louisiana National Guard and their work as LSU cyber analysts to protect higher education across Louisiana, “but here, it’s not life or death, and you’re not covered in sand all the time.”

LSU Alexandria is building out its Technovation Center and a cyber lab for hands-on training

LSUA, LSUS and Ingalls Information Security Collaborate to Grow the Cyber Workforce in Louisiana

Ingalls Information Security, a cybersecurity services provider based in Central Louisiana, has partnered with LSU Alexandria and LSU Shreveport to educate and train homegrown talent and build cybersecurity business in and for the state.

LSU Shreveport’s SOC

Louisiana Enables Cyber Protection for All Universities Through LSU

With $7.5 million in support from the state legislature, all of higher education in Louisiana can now gain cyber protection—at no additional cost to the institution—through an industry-leading model developed at LSU.

Lillian Beck

LSU Doubles Federally Funded Effort to Educate, Graduate Cyber Talent for National Security

With $600,000 in additional support from the National Science Foundation, LSU is rapidly expanding its Scholarship for Service, or SFS, CyberCorps program to grow a bigger, better cyber workforce for the state and nation.

Michael Cole Fontenot and his research team

Expertise in Human Behavior Helps Solve Cyber Challenges for the Department of Defense

LSU psychology major Michael Cole Fontenot is carving out a niche for himself, researching the psychological aspects of military cybersecurity.

Andrew Trimble, center, played trumpet as a student in the LSU School of Music

LSU Enabled Professional Career in Music, Then Cybersecurity

Professional trumpet player and LSU School of Music alumnus Andrew Trimble from Alexandria, Louisiana, pivoted to a successful career in cybersecurity by taking LSU Online & Continuing Education’s six-month Cyber Bootcamp.

Devin King with Louisiana State Police’s Cyber Crime Unit and LSU graduate student Nathalia Soares

Louisiana State Police Partners with LSU to Solve Challenges in Industrial Cyber

Because of their critical role and long life, industrial control systems are increasingly frequent targets for cyberattacks ranging from industrial espionage to attacks for financial gain, such as ransomware, as well as sabotage and terrorism.

University Lab School 10th graders Olivia Sterling and Brooke Crain

Cyber Smoothie, Anyone?

When a comprehensive research university operates a K-12 lab school on its flagship campus and there’s a 750,000-wide workforce gap for cybersecurity professionals in the U.S., graduate students and high school students come together for some unusual approaches to learning—and tastes.

NSA designation

Strategic Investment in Cybersecurity Education Drives Record Enrollment

Enrollment in LSU’s computer science program has tripled over the past decade. While the LSU flagship had a total of 351 computer science students on all levels—undergraduate and graduate—in 2013, there are already 351 freshmen who have declared computer science as their major this fall, contributing to a record number of 1,115 students.

Kaitlyn Smith

Baton Rouge Magnet High School Student Makes ‘Smart’ Appliances Wiser at LSU

Kaitlyn Smith is a student doing cybersecurity research in the College of Engineering and the Center for Computation & Technology at the flagship, but she’s not your average LSU student. In fact, she’s not an LSU student at all—she’s a high schooler with a passion for cybersecurity.

Jubilee Justice's Konda Mason with farm manager Myles Gaines

Louisiana Entrepreneurs Seek Support from LSU Cybersecurity Clinic

Small businesses in Louisiana are lining up to receive free services from the LSU Cybersecurity Clinic, the first in the nation to be funded by the National Security Agency, or NSA.

Leslie Pichon

Protecting Presidents and Residents

LSU speech communication alumna Leslie Pichon is one of the nation’s premier cybersecurity leaders. After spending more than 20 years investigating financial fraud and protecting three consecutive American presidents, she is now working to secure Louisiana against cyber threats as Special Agent in Charge of the New Orleans field office of the United States Secret Service.

Morgan Decuir

Ensuring Student Success for All

LSU alumna Morgan Decuir is a first-generation college graduate. She leads STEM education for kindergarten through fourth grade at Caneview K-8 in Port Allen and recently won the Shell Science Lab Regional Challenge, bringing more STEM learning opportunities to her community and to Louisiana students.

Cyber padlock for Louisiana

LSU Leads the Way in Cyber Protection for Louisiana Higher Ed

The establishment of student-run Security Operations Centers on LSU’s flagship campus in Baton Rouge and at LSU Shreveport will enhance the security posture of the LSU system and create a blueprint for 31 institutions of higher learning in the state to protect themselves from cyberattacks.

AI-generated art of data in chemical manufacturing

Chemical Industry Leader BASF Taps LSU to Create “Soft Sensors” Using AI

BASF, the largest chemical producer in the world, is collaborating with LSU chemical engineers to better understand and predict its own production ebbs and flows using artificial intelligence, or AI.