Welcome to Baylor University's Cybersecurity Research and Education Initiative
Today our nation, and indeed our world, is connected in a way and at a speed that has never been possible before. The creation, use, storage, transmission, and eventual archival or deletion of information happens countless times each day for individuals, families, businesses, and military or governmental organizations. The Internet as a global means of commerce and communication offers conveniences not even imaginable some 20 years ago.
However, this rise in the daily use of technology has also meant a rise in the numbers of threat actors. Commercial and personal information is at risk as we share more and more online. The question of privacy versus convenience is also more relevant than ever.
Theoretical and Practical Approaches
Baylor University focuses our cybersecurity research and education in three fundamental ways. Using the decades-old “People, Processes and Technology” paradigm, Baylor University strives to bring to bear not only technologically focused capabilities to counter the threat, but also uses an understanding of the people involved, and how these people affect the information environment, especially for industrial and governmental organizations across the spectrum of operations. But remember…people are the biggest threat out there…
Our cybersecurity research and education initiatives seek to significantly advance the state of knowledge within the cybersecurity community. This is done in the context of using both a theoretical AND a practical approach to cybersecurity. Working with foremost industrial and governmental partners, Baylor University seeks to harness the power of leading professionals to provide both a research perspective and an opportunity for our students to learn from the best. We seek to provide highly skilled and knowledgeable graduates to lead the 21st century technological workforce, along with leading edge, top Tier cybersecurity research. We hope you join us on this journey!