Marquette establishes cyber security center

Freeman Staff

April 10, 2017

MILWAUKEE — Marquette University has created a Center for Cyber Security Awareness and Cyber Defense as a means for education and research, according to a Monday announcement.

It is the only such cyber security center in the Milwaukee metropolitan area, according to the school.

“This center is important for many reasons,” Thomas Kaczmarek, director of Marquette’s Master of Science in Computing program, said in a statement. “We must find ways to protect our personal information, and evaluate the costs of privacy enforcement. There is not a vigorous defense against Internet attacks, and we are facing a plethora of changes in information privacy law.”

He is the first director of the center, which will provide education, services and research to the Marquette campus and the region.

The center will form an expert advisory committee composed of Marquette faculty, staff and the local community to help guide curricula and plan activities that enhance cyber security.