New partnership at Indiana State University helps cybersecurity program excel

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TERRE HAUTE, IND. (WTWO/WAWV) – Indiana State University formed a partnership with Magnet Forensics and Paraben Corporation to help prepare their cybersecurity students. 

The need for cybersecurity has become a more heightened issue over the last 15 years.

“This is an opportunity that not even all universities have,” said Dr. Jason James, Instructor of Cybersecurity at Indiana State University. “We’re one of the select few individuals that have a certain partnership like that.”

According to cyber education company Cybint Solutions, 43% of cyber attacks target small businesses.

“Our students in return get the knowledge of expertise that comes from two great companies as well as that skill to prepare them for a career in cybersecurity,” said James.

Students have already began to reap the benefits of this partnership this past semester are learning skills that will help them succeed once they graduate.

“Students enjoy the hands-on learning,” said James. They’re using the type of software that is used by industry professionals.”

James says cyber crime is costing the world around $16 billion per day.

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