HUNTINGTON, W.Va. – U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) visited Marshall University today for the launch of the school’s new Institute for Cyber Security (ICS).

Senator Capito, who helped directly support the Institute’s formulation through her role as Ranking Member of the Senate Homeland Security Appropriations Subcommittee, delivered remarks and participated in the ribbon cutting ceremony. During the visit, Senator Capito delivered a letter from Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) Director Jen Easterly congratulating Marshall on the new institute. The letter can be viewed here.

“The new institute means Marshall University can play a critical role in helping preserve the safety of our nation for years to come,” Senator Capito said. “Under Dr. Gilbert’s leadership, there is great work happening at Marshall, and today’s announcement is validation of that. It also signals that West Virginia can continue to diversify our economy, prepare our workforce, and attract new and unique businesses to the state. It was a pleasure support this important project and to be at today’s launch to see the hard work of so many come to fruition here at Marshall.”

The Institute will bring together hardware and software engineers, forensic scientists, cyber security practitioners, and policy experts to address emerging needs in cyber security through multidisciplinary, cutting-edge research, education and outreach programs.

The University continues to be a national resource for cyber security through its work to develop tools to combat the flow of drugs on the dark web, education and training programs, and an interdisciplinary approach to bringing the best and brightest minds together to combat cyber threats both foreign and domestic.

Photos from today’s event are included below:

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U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) delivers remarks during the launch of Marshall University’s Institute for Cyber Security in Huntington, W.Va. on Wednesday, October 13, 2021.

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U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) participates in a ribbon cutting ceremony at Marshall University in Huntington, W.Va. on Wednesday, October 13, 2021.

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