Partnerships

Addressing the complex challenges of cybersecurity in our interconnected world requires teamwork. Join RIT and the Global Cybersecurity Institute to support the development of technology and advanced knowledge that are needed to take on these challenges and make our world safer.

Ways to Partner

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Industry

Focus on industry needs is a long-standing hallmark of RIT’s academic and research programs. In computing security, relationships with top corporations and government partners provide outstanding career opportunities for students, and real-world problems to be solved through research and student projects.

Industry partners find RIT’s customer-centric approach particularly appealing. Engaging with RIT’s computing security faculty and students helps to advance our corporate partners’ missions, and elevates their brand as cybersecurity leaders. The return on investment of time, equipment and funding is significant.

Both students and researchers in the Global Cybersecurity Institute will be exposed to hardware and software in use during classwork and research. In addition, corporate partners can interact with student teams in cybersecurity, often creating an efficient path for their future workforce. RIT has rich and multi-faceted partnerships with government organizations and companies from a wide range of industries including:

  • L3Harris
  • Eaton Corp.
  • Redcom
  • LenelS2
  • Palo Alto Networks
  • Tenable
  • The Miami Foundation
  • Apple
  • Amazon
  • Paychex
  • IBM

Contact: Morgan Dornsife, Director of Development, Golisano College of Computing and Information Sciences.
mxddar@rit.edu | P 585.475.7626

 

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Government

Repeatedly recognized as a National Center for Excellence in Cybersecurity Education by the Department of Homeland Security and National Security Agency, RIT has been a leader in working with government organizations to train the next generation of cybersecurity professionals, and develop solutions to help keep our country safe.

When the United States government is aiming to find the newest ways to protect our country from future cyber threats, it looks to RIT students and faculty who are pushing the field of cybersecurity in exciting new directions.

RIT has been designated as a Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Research (CAE-R) by the National Security Agency and Department of Homeland Security, due to the university’s leading research and education programs in cybersecurity, as well as our work with leading government agencies, on a wide range of projects.

Our current government research partners include:

  • National Science Foundation (NSF)
  • Department of Defense
  • National Security Agency (NSA)
  • United StatesUS Air Force Research Labs (AFRL)
  • Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA)
  • Office of Naval Research (ONR)

If you are interested in exploring new government partnerships please contact:
Matthew Wright
Director of Research for the Global Cybersecurity Institute
matthew.wright@rit.edu
585-475-5432

 

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Cyber Range

RIT's Cyber Range and Training Center is capable of hosting more than 5,000 virtual machines simultaneously in immersive scenarios. Within this infrastructure, we are able to introduce threat intelligence systems in scale replicas of any massive, global business, with specific focus on healthcare, energy, and finance. The Cyber Range and Training Center provides alternative-reality instructional vignettes for cohorts of corporate leaders and IT security professionals to experiment and learn, facilitating research opportunities in the most critical of industries.

Learn more about the Cyber Range

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SAFE Lab

The Eaton Security Assessment and Forensic Examination (SAFE) Lab provides students with a living laboratory environment to gain experience in solving real-world problems for partner companies. The Lab is designed to operationalize the ongoing research within the Global Cybersecurity Institute.

Learn more about the Eaton Cybersecurity SAFE Lab

Partner Benefits

The Center for Cybersecurity promotes a multidisciplinary approach to the discipline of cybersecurity, with more than 30 faculty and researchers from across RIT, bringing their expertise in computing, public policy, engineering, business, psychology, and more. A partnership with the Center will deliver the following benefits to your organization:

Recruiting

Direct and preferential access to the best and brightest students with hands-on cybersecurity training.

Research

Access to Institute faculty and researchers and their world-class expertise.

Reputation

Opportunities to complement and enhance your corporate image by being associated with one of the leading research centers in cybersecurity.

Return on Investment

Opportunities for significant cost reduction in the areas of research and recruiting that can enhance your corporate return on investment.

Becoming a Partner

To learn more about partnership with the Global Cybersecurity Institute, please contact Morgan Dornsife, the Director of Development in the Golisano College of Computing and Information Sciences.

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Director of Development for GCCIS
University Development and Engagement
Development and Alumni Relations
585-475-7626