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WINTER-SPRING 2018

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10 UOFLMAGAZINE.COM A s cybersecurity continues to be a growing challenge worldwide, Uof L students are learning how to address it through new interdisciplinary programs. Six professors from the J.B. Speed School of Engineering, the College of Arts & Sciences and the College of Business have developed cybersecurity programs after recently receiving a $580,000 grant from the National Security Agency (NSA). The programs began in spring 2018 and are aimed at reaching working professionals and the law enforcement community. One program will teach cybersecurity mea- sures to public safety employees and another will use common off-the-shelf hardware and software to design new cybersecurity teaching methods. The programs are taught online and through occasional Saturday class meetings. The programs are an extension of the University of Louisville Cyber Security Initiative. In 2014, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and the NSA designated Uof L as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Education (CAE-CDE); that designation recently was extended through 2019. "We are all geared up to enhance our cybersecurity education offering and help fill the skills gap in this area of national priority," said Adel Elmaghraby, professor and chair of the Speed School's computer engineering and computer science departments, and principal investigator on the grant. Uof L offers related undergraduate degrees in criminal justice, computer information systems with a concentration in information security, and a graduate certificate in cyber- security that is available online. Keeping an eye on cybersecurity K indred Healthcare Inc. and the University of Louisville have formed an innovative partnership to improve the lives of the aging population. The collaboration, called Hive, focuses on creating healthcare technology solutions for aging care. Hive is located on 3,500 square feet of the former K-I Lumber & Building Materials office building at Floyd and Lee streets near Uof L's Belknap Campus, allowing Kindred employees to work with students and faculty from Uof L's J.B. Speed School of Engineering to develop software applications. The partners have built Kindred's first mobile compliance tracking app, and they are working on an app that would allow nurses to assess a patient's eligibility for hospice care. The space has bee-themed decor and graphic design pieces from students at the Uof L Hite Art Institute. There are also smartboards, computers and other technolo- gies donated by California-based technology giant Cisco Systems Inc. "This is all part of our plan to develop a series of partnerships between industry and academics," said Interim President Greg Postel. "The students actually contribute to the innovation that takes place here and at the same time, it enhances their education." The partnership also is a pipeline as Kindred looks for new talent. Hive currently houses six Uof L engineering students, working under supervision of faculty and Kindred staff. "At Hive, Uof L students get real-world experiences and in return, our technology professionals gain a fresh perspective from the students," said Kindred Chief Informa- tion Officer Charlie Wardrip. "Together, they bring the latest innovative ideas into the development of products that we can put into the hands of our patients, our customers and our team members." CREATING A BUZZ UofL, Kindred open Hive to develop apps for the aging community The students actually contribute to the innovation that takes place here and at the same time, it enhances their education. Interim President Greg Postel speaks at the opening of Hive.

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