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Drexel’s Cybersecurity Institute Receives $3 Million Naming Gift

May 9, 2016

By Jared Axelrod

The Isaac and Carol Auerbach Family Foundation awarded $3 million to be paid over five years to Drexel’s Isaac L. Auerbach Cybersecurity Institute. Steven Weber, PhD, will be director of the newly renamed institute, which reports to the Office of Research.

“With this generous gift, Drexel honors a pioneer of early computing and a Drexel University alumnus, Dr. Isaac L. Auerbach, by funding an institute whose purpose is to educate students on how to create more secure systems and to deploy tools to defend computing assets ranging from personal handheld devices to our nation’s critical infrastructure,” said Spiros Mancoridis, PhD, interim dean of the College of Computing & Infomatics and a professor of computer science. “Moreover, the Isaac L. Auerbach Cybersecurity Institute becomes the home to interdisciplinary research, drawing from the expertise of faculty from five different colleges, whose products will help make our computing systems more secure.”

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