Davenport Gets IT Security Grant
Since its inception,
The state-of-the-art equipment, which includes firewalls, wireless networking devices, routers and intrusion detection systems, will provide students with hands-on, real-world experience. The equipment will be installed in the university's eight networking labs across the state, including
"A donation of this size and scope is not common," said Reid Gough, dean of
The equipment will be disbursed over the eight campuses using a phased approach, with each campus receiving $30,000 worth of materials. Students are already using the equipment at the Midland, Grand Rapids and Warren campuses, which received their donations in the spring.
The additional campuses are scheduled to receive their equipment in August, November and February.
The grant was funded by Cisco's Critical Infrastructure Assurance Group, which was created in response to President Bush's call to protect the nation's infrastructure.