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U of Dayton to Open Cybersecurity Center Focused on Healthcare

The University of Dayton (UD), a private, faith-based research university in Ohio, has announced plans to establish a center on campus dedicated to cybersecurity and data intelligence.

Made possible by a lead gift from Premier Health, the Center for Cybersecurity & Data Intelligence will initially focus on the healthcare environment, according to UD news. Premier will work with university faculty experts and IT staff “to identify and test new cybersecurity practices, create education and awareness programs for employees, and share best practices with the greater Dayton community.” They will also develop free resources that will be available to the public, including a blog, forums and webinars.

"We want to help spread a culture of cyber-mindfulness across the community. Everyone should be 'cyber-mindful' of threats and able to alert others when things don't seem quite right," Tom Skill, UD’s CIO, told UD News.

"Just a quick glance at today's headlines reveals cybersecurity has become a global challenge," said Skill. "Health information is among the most valuable data for cybercriminals and protecting that information is a team effort. This partnership will help us develop and test leading practices that can be shared among professionals and the community."

More information is available on the UD News site.

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