Carnegie Mellon to Develop Cybersecurity Research Lab for South Korea

Carnegie Mellon to Develop Cybersecurity Research Lab for South Korea

Carnegie Mellon University officials have signed an agreement with high-ranking South Korean government officials to establish a collaborative research lab for the study and development of leading-edge security technologies. Officials from the Korea Information Security Agency (KISA) have pledged $6 million over the next three years to establish CyLab Korea at Carnegie Mellon.

KISA will also establish CyLab Korea in Seoul, Korea, with more than 10 research staff members. Both sites will work together on research projects, develop new technologies and paradigms that will usher in an era of more secure computers, networks and communications systems, according to Carnegie Mellon.

“This unprecedented international initiative represents the important first step in CyLab’s innovative international strategy,” said Dr. Pradeep Khosla, dean of Carnegie Mellon’s College of Engineering and founding co-director of CyLab, a university-wide, multidisciplinary initiative to advance research and education in trustworthy computing.

Established in 1996, the Korea Information Security Agency is charged with creating a safe and reliable information distribution environment by reacting effectively to a variety of electronic infringement and intrusions. KISA is responsible for the computer network security of commercial information technology infrastructure that covers nearly 90 percent of the entire infrastructure of information technology in South Korea.

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