Leading global risk-based security and compliance management solutions provider Tripwire, Inc., announced the gift of a cloud-based risk and analytics cybersecurity service on Thursday to the Center for Cyber Security, Information Privacy and Trust at Penn State’s College of Information Sciences and Technology.
Penn State has valued the non-exclusive license grant, which provides a license to the cloud-based rick and analytics cybersecurity service Tripwire Benchmark, at $11.75 million. The gift is the single largest contribution to Penn State’s College of Information Sciences and Technology to date.
“This very significant gift provides unique opportunities for the College of IST for research, education and outreach,” Dr. David Hall, the dean of the College of Information Sciences and Technology. said. “Our research in cyber security, big data analytics and discovery, and human-computer interaction match very well with Tripwire’s evolving database and toolkit. We will be able to use this gift in classroom exercises and in the curricula for our undergraduate Security and Risk Analysis major and graduate program in Cyber Security and Information Assurance. We are very thankful for Tripwire’s generosity and will display the gift prominently in the IST Building’s new laboratory.”
Penn State was selected by Tripwire as a means of continuing the education of future cybersecurity leaders and developing a community of experts that share information and analytics unavailable from other services. The service will address serious economic and national security issues presented by cybersecurity risks.
“We’re excited about our partnership with Penn State’s College of IST,” Rod Murchison, the vice president of product management for Tripwire and a Penn State alumnus, said. “Our goal is to support their renowned security and risk analysis program and help mold the next generation of cybersecurity leaders. In addition, this donation has the potential to have an enduring and positive impact on today’s cybersecurity professionals by providing the kind of industry analytics necessary to maximize the value of existing security investments.”