Cyber lab named INTRUST Bank Cyber Security Laboratory at Friends University

Friends University announced today that INTRUST Bank is partnering with the university to provide funding and underwriting for Friends’ cyber lab. As a result, the lab will be known as the INTRUST Bank Cyber Security Laboratory at Friends University.

“We are very pleased INTRUST Bank has generously provided funding to support this state-of-the-art lab, which is one of only three of its kind in a university setting,” said Friends University President Dr. Amy Bragg Carey. “The lab is designed to provide students with a learning space that simulates realistic threats and practical network defense capabilities. Students will gain hands-on experience rather than just learning theoretical concepts.”

The lab opened in fall 2017 and offers Friends University cyber security students and local industry professionals the most comprehensive cyber defense training platform available. The platform, developed by Metova, provides a live-virtual cyber range environment for training, exercising and testing full-spectrum cyberspace capabilities.

“In today’s world, we need cyber professionals who are trained to minimize risk and maximize security for their organizations,” said Charlie Chandler, Chairman and CEO of INTRUST Bank. “We are pleased to support this premier and unique training facility that provides the optimum environment to learn how to defend against hackers and malware.”

Friends University offers both a bachelor’s and a master’s degree in cyber security. Students are prepared to become highly-skilled practitioners and possess the knowledge needed to serve others in defending the critical information infrastructure of the nation’s businesses, government and military. They are ready to move into careers focused on preparedness, prevention and protection against cyber vulnerabilities and threats.

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Friends University, a Christian University of Quaker heritage, equips students to honor God and serve others by integrating their intellectual, spiritual and professional lives.