Boeing has given 50 computer servers to Western Washington University for use in its new CyberRange Poulsbo, a virtual environment where students in Western’s Computer Information System Security (CISS) program will practice cyberwarfare training and cyber technology development.
Without the gift, Western would have had to spend about $250,000 on the server systems.
The Cloud Security Alliance, a global cybersecurity organization based in Bellingham that focuses on ensuring a secure cloud-computing environment, has provided a gift to the Western Washington University Foundation that will award an annual $2,500 scholarship for students studying cybersecurity in the university’s Computer Science Department.
The scholarship may be used to pay any costs related to educational expenses, including, but not limited to, tuition, books, materials or supplies.
Western Washington University’s Poulsbo Location Will Be Home to First Cyber Range in Washington State
Computer Information System Security (CISS) students from all over Washington state will soon be able to practice cyber security exercises and test cyber range technologies in a controlled virtual environment when Western Washington University’s Poulsbo location opens the state’s first ever cyber range this fall.