Texas A&M University launched its new Global Cyber Research Institute on Monday, thanks to a $10 million gift from donors.
In addition to researching government and corporate vulnerabilities, the institute will provide students with cybersecurity training and help develop national security policies.
The institute, announced earlier this year, is to be jointly operated by Texas A&M University and the Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station, the university’s engineering research agency. (They also run the Texas A&M Cybersecurity Center, which also focuses on research and education.)
“The addition of the Texas A&M Global Research Institute positions Texas A&M as a hub for cybersecurity research and education,” university president Katherine Banks said in a statement. Press release. “It builds on the strong foundation of Texas A&M’s Cybersecurity Center and will help us build the cybersecurity leaders of tomorrow.”
Kevin Gamache, director of information security at Texas A&M, has been working part-time since June as associate director of the new research center, according to his LinkedIn page. The university has not yet announced who will lead the research center. A job offer for the role is still accepting applications.