President tate's scholarship first agenda
The security of our state determines the safety of our nation. As a key provider of energy, chemical products, food, and fiber, Louisiana is home to much of the United States’ most critical infrastructure and industries that all depend on cybersecurity. How we protect our data and defend ourselves against manipulation, exploitation, and attack is now a key concern for every business and organization, large and small. LSU will build upon its nationally recognized applied cybersecurity program to produce cyber warriors and leaders to protect our economy, people, and borders. Likewise, LSU will continue its proud tradition of service to our nation by reinvesting in military sciences and ROTC to further ensure the freedoms and safety of every U.S. citizen.
Our economy and personal safety depends on expert leadership in cybersecurity as well as military science. Security impacts every area of our lives, from our health and well-being to upholding our democracy, and ensuring that manufacturers can produce and deliver goods without interruptions. In addition to mitigating and preventing related threats, there is a growing (and evolving) need to cultivate expertise in this field – which LSU will address through workforce development and training.
In service to our state and nation, LSU will reimagine the defense of our future. We will:
- Build the top applied cybersecurity operation in American higher education
- Ensure alignment between scholarship and practice by partnering with industry, Louisiana National Guard, Louisiana State Police, and other state and federal agencies
- Leverage our proud history of military service to elevate our ROTC program as one of top 10 in the nation
Military Tech & Cyber Defense in Action
Louisiana residents at risk of being exploited by cybercriminals because of a security breach this week should take the threat seriously but not panic, an LSU cybersecurity expert says.
LSU has named James P. Gregory Jr. the director for the William A. Brookshire LSU Military Museum. Gregory, an expert in military history, said he’s interested in collaborating with various LSU departments, engaging students, and honoring the past while committing to the future.