Indiana University Vice President and CIO Brad Wheeler and Internet2 President and CEO David Lambert today announced a $2 million initiative to stimulate collaboration in cybersecurity efforts by higher education institutions and to provide thought leadership on strategic cybersecurity issues nationally and globally.
Speaking at the Internet2 Annual Meeting in Arlington, Virginia, Lambert and Wheeler invited the presidents and CIOs of other colleges and universities to join as investors and sponsors of this initiative. They noted that the higher education sector is unique in having significant cyber activities in research, education, and operations. This initiative is intended to stimulate more collaboration among these activities to enable the higher education sector to make further contributions to the national efforts. This new collaboration will immediately launch a national search for an executive director with significant operational experience in cybersecurity in the higher education community.