Raytheon, CIAS partner on cybersecurity

AUSTIN, Texas, May 28 (UPI) -- The University of Texas has partnered with Raytheon in a move to address the need for advanced cybersecurity solutions to counter evolving threats.

U.S. company Raytheon announced it has formed a research partnership with the University of Texas at Austin Computer Science Department's Center for Information Assurance and Security.


As part of the partnership Raytheon will provide 10 years of funding to the CIAS faculty to conduct research on new cybersecurity technologies to counter threats to privacy, passwords and network security.

"Protecting our nation's computing systems that control critical cyberinfrastructure is crucial," Fred Chang, lead investigator and director of the CIAS, said in a statement.

"The partnership with Raytheon will allow us to expand our capabilities to address the rapidly changing problems in cybersecurity with a great deal of agility and flexibility."

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