Tripwire, Inc., a provider of risk-based security and compliance management solutions, announced a gift of a cloud-based risk and analytics cybersecurity service to the Center for Cyber Security, Information Privacy and Trust at Penn State’s College of Information Sciences and Technology (IST). This provides a license to Tripwire Benchmark, a cloud-based risk and analytics cybersecurity service. Penn State has valued the technology at $11.75 million, and it is the single largest contribution the College of IST has received to date.
"This very significant gift provides unique opportunities for the College of IST for research, education and outreach,” said Dr. David Hall, dean of the College of Information Sciences and Technology. “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 (SRA) 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 to further the education of future cybersecurity leaders as well as develop a community of experts that share information and analytics unavailable from other sources. The service will help address the economic and national security issues presented by cybersecurity risks.
“We’re excited about our partnership with Penn State’s College of IST,” said Rod Murchison, vice president of product management for Tripwire and Penn State alumnus. “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.”
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