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Cisco Systems donates nearly $250K in equipment to benefit information security assurance

 

Company’s gifts to TU total $883K

 

TOWSON, Md. (Jan. 4, 2007)—Through its Critical Infrastructure Assurance Group, Cisco Systems, Inc. has made a total contribution of specialized technical equipment and expertise of $882,724 during the past five years to Towson University (TU). TU is one of only a handful of higher education institutions in the country to be named a National Center of Academic Excellence designated by the National Security Administration (NSA) and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS).

Cisco’s latest donation of $236,277 in equipment to the Division of Economic and Community Outreach (DECO) at Towson University and the Maryland Alliance for Information Security Assurance (MAISA) allows for expansion of educational programs in information security awareness and integrated homeland security management.

Towson University offers a graduate program in applied information technology and six graduate level certificate programs in IT skills areas.  “Through the generosity of Cisco Systems, we and our partner institutions are able to provide students with state of the art learning environments necessary to apply these cutting edge technologies,” said James P. Clements, Vice President for Economic and Community Outreach.

Cisco Systems, Inc. is the worldwide leader in networking for the Internet. Cisco hardware, software, and service offerings are used to create Internet solutions that increase productivity, improve customer satisfaction and strengthen competitive advantage.

Maryland’s metropolitan university and the largest comprehensive university in the Baltimore area, Towson University is nationally recognized for its excellent programs in the arts and sciences, communications, business, health professions, education, fine arts and computer information systems

For information about partnerships with Towson University, call1-877-TU-LINK-4U or e-mail TULINK4U@towson.edu

 

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