Norfolk State University (NSU) held a ribbon-cutting ceremony for their new $4 million Cybersecurity Complex on April 23. Dr. Aurelia T. Williams, Director of the new center, and Virginia Governor Ralph Northam addressed the crowd, which was also given a tour of the new 6,000-square-foot facility at the Marie V. McDemmond Center for Applied Research. The new complex, which received funding from the Department of Defense, includes a Digital Forensics Lab equipped with a Forensic Recovery of Evidence Data Center, as well as the Center of Excellence for Cyber Security. NSU offers multiple cyber degree programs utilizing the latest tools and software for intelligent intrusion detection systems, digital forensics, wireless security, and cloud computing. Extensive online cybersecurity labs are capable of delivering programs worldwide.
G2OPS President Tracy Gregorio serves as the Chair of their Research and Innovation Foundation Board of Directors, and Senior Analyst Andy Baan is a 2016 graduate of their M.S. in Cybersecurity program. “It’s very important for us to produce students who can enter that cybersecurity professional field and contribute from day one,” Williams said. G2OPS joins the Greater Hampton Roads area in welcoming this state-of-the-art complex, which will not only educate cybersecurity professionals, but will also create jobs in the Commonwealth.