The launch of the Institute for Cybersecurity & Emerging Technologies at Rhode Island College yielded a ceremony and fireside chat involving RIC President Jack Warner, CISA Director Jen Easterly, former U.S. Representative Jim Langevin, and federal, state and local leaders.
The Launch of Our Institute
Monday, November 6, 2023 marked the official launch of our Institute for Cybersecurity & Emerging Technologies. It was a historic day for our school of business, Rhode Island College, and the state of Rhode Island. The institute is slated to become a national center of excellence in cybersecurity, artificial intelligence, machine learning and other emerging technologies.
Great Praise from Jen Easterly
Director of the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Systems Agency (CISA), Jen Easterly served as keynote speaker for the launch of the institute and spoke in kind support of RIC and state leadership.
Amazing day @RICNews for the launch of @RIC_CyberInst! So impressed by the students & faculty as well as the incredible line-up of RI leaders—all clearly invested in its success. A true testament to the incredible leadership of @JimLangevin, the Institute’s Distinguished Chair. pic.twitter.com/zHoWno3aAW— Jen Easterly🛡️ (@CISAJen) November 6, 2023
So many news outlets helped spread the word of the official launch of our Institute:
WJAR News Channel 10
Rhode Island College officially launched the Institute for Cybersecurity and Emerging Technologies on Monday.
The Institute for Cybersecurity and Emerging Technologies, located within the business school at RIC’s Providence campus, hosts degree programs in computer science, cybersecurity and computer information systems.
Rhode Island Current
Cybersecurity & Infrastructure Security Agency Director Jen Easterly is special guest to celebrate Jim Langevin’s new gig as institute chair
WPRI News Channel 12
President Biden’s top cybersecurity official says she spends a lot of time thinking about cyberthreats from adversary nations, especially those seeking to disrupt infrastructure used every day by Americans.
ABC News Channel 6
Rhode Island College launched the Institute for Cybersecurity and Emerging Technologies on Monday.
Providence Business News
Rhode Island College's Institute for Cybersecurity & Emerging Technologies officially launched on Monday with goals of boosting education, building a workforce pipeline and supporting small businesses.
The Institute, led by Congressman Langevin (‘90), a nationally recognized leader in cybersecurity, positions Rhode Island at the forefront of cybersecurity education, workforce development and small business support.
CISA Director Jen Easterly, Sens. Jack Reed (D-R.I.) and Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.) and others launch the Institute for Cybersecurity and Emerging Technologies at Rhode Island College.