ROCHESTER, N.Y. — The Rochester Institute of Technology is getting a boost to its cybersecurity division.
ESL Federal Credit Union has pledged $3 million to the college to create the ESL Global Cybersecurity Institute. It will allow RIT to simulate cyber-attacks and develop responses to the digital break-ins.
RIT is one of the first colleges in the country to offer this experience.
"We then built this facility, but facilities and research programs cost money and it's really donations from the outside world that provide for the margin of excellence," said RIT President David Munson. "We've historically have been very, very strong on the educational side and the purpose of the facility is to become stronger on the service side, service to industry, service to government and also in the realm of research."
The institute helps groom professionals to fill a projected 3 million available information security jobs.