New applications and storage methods to prevent the leakage of sensitive information in the commercial world as well as in government are being created through a partnership between Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University and Stealth Software of Scottsdale, Arizona.
The agreement will allow Embry-Riddle’s College of Security and Intelligence (CSI) students and university researchers to work with Stealth Software to learn how to securely store and share critical data and files.
Stealth Software is an award winning provider of privacy, security and compliance solutions for both on premise and cloud environments for government and commercial clients.
“Our students will be able to use state-of-the-art solutions that they will see when entering the working world,” said Associate Professor of Cyber Security and Intelligence at Embry-Riddle Prescott Dr. Jon Haass, “Experience with database solutions and secure applications make them more valuable to prospective employers.”
Embry-Riddle’s CSI, the first of its kind in the country, “is on the forefront of establishing one of the most advanced cyber security programs in the nation,” the university said in a statement. “Stealth Software provides software solutions to enhance the security, scalability and performance of Microsoft SharePoint (widely used by the US government and the intelligence community) as well as .NET applications while reducing cost, complexity and management overhead. The company has developed a data security capability that is directly applicable in that environment and will now be used at the College of Security and Intelligence. Additionally, Stealth Software will now be implemented and utilized in the CSI cyber lab.”
Stealth Software CEO Gerard Warrens said, “With the creation of the College of Security and Intelligence, Embry-Riddle is on the forefront of establishing one of the most advanced programs in the nation for educating students in leading-edge cyber security technologies. Bringing Stealth Software onto the campus and into the CSI and its cyber lab bolsters the student experience while preparing students for a career in the US law enforcement, homeland security and intelligence community.”
The agreement will impact and ultimately benefit the public, Embry-Riddle said, noting, “Both Embry-Riddle and Stealth Software recognize the need to train more skilled cyber professionals in order to create a more secure and trusted cyber space.”
“The goal is for everyone to safely interact, shop, bank and enjoy the many benefits of the globally connected Internet,” Haass said.
“Stealth Software will have the benefit of partnering and supporting one of the most prestigious universities in the country and supporting the national security mission,” Warrens added.