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University of New Haven to Unveil New Cybersecurity Center
The Samuel S. Bergami Jr. Cybersecurity Center will be dedicated in honor of a longtime University supporter during a special event on February 11 that will bring together national and local cybersecurity experts. The state-of-the-art space will be the home of the only NSA-designated Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Operations in the state of Connecticut.
February 10, 2020
With global threats of cyberattacks and hacks in the news on a daily basis as the backdrop, the University of New Haven is strengthening its national leadership in cybersecurity, digital forensics, and computer science education and research by inaugurating its Samuel S. Bergami Cybersecurity Center.
National and local cybersecurity experts and leaders will gather at the University on Tuesday, February 11, at 12:30 p.m. for a formal ribbon-cutting ceremony to launch the Samuel S. Bergami Jr. Cybersecurity Center in Maxcy Hall on the University’s main campus.
Joining University of New Haven leadership and Mr. Bergami at the ceremony will be
Received a $4 million National Science Foundation grant to establish Connecticut’s first CyberCorps® Scholarship for Service program to prepare students to work with federal, state, or local government organizations to prevent cyberattacks.
Established the first Women in CyberSecurity (WiCyS) chapter in Connecticut.
Research by University of New Haven students that uncovered security vulnerabilities in social media applications that affect 1.5 billion people worldwide.
Creation of the Artifact Genome Project (AGP), which boasts over 170 organizations from over 17 countries worldwide.
Home to the only cyber forensics research laboratory in Connecticut.
The Bergami Cybersecurity Center is named in honor of the generosity of Samuel S. Bergami, president and CEO of Alinabal, a Milford-based diversified manufacturer. Mr. Bergami has spent nearly 50 years at Alinabal, Inc., moving up the ranks from a tool-and-die apprentice to leading the company that employs 400 people.
“Our goal is to secure the future of our nation and to enable students of all backgrounds – with a passion for protecting our citizens in a digital world – to pursue an education and career in cybersecurity, computer science, or artificial intelligence,” said Baggili. “I am grateful for Mr. and Mrs. Bergami’s support of and investment in our work.”