Boca Raton, Fla. (June 24, 2014) – The Technology Business Incubator® at the Research Park at Florida Atlantic University and FAU’s Center for Cryptology and Information Security are seeking ways to expand opportunities to move cutting-edge cyber research toward enterprise applications.

The Center is recognized for its capabilities by the National Security Agency (NSA) and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) as a “National Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance/Cyber Defense Research.” An affiliation with the Research Park’s Technology Business Incubator will allow greater opportunities to share Center expertise and provide an outlet for research to be applied to marketable products.

“Such an arrangement would bolster South Florida’s reputation for providing solutions to contemporary societal challenges such as identity theft, cyber intrusions and data protection, ”said Andrew Duffell, President & CEO of the Research Park at Florida Atlantic University. “It is directly in line with the Research Park’s strategy of focusing on the advancement of research and technology to further South Florida’s economic development goals.”

The Technology Business Incubator and the Center have issued an open call across South Florida for researchers and information technology professionals to apply to become involved. Inquiries should be made to either Duffell at research-park.org or Dr. Rainer Steinwandt, the Center’s Director, at math.fau.edu/ccis/.

FAU’s Center for Cryptology and Information Security
The Center (math.fau.edu/ccis/) was founded in 2003 by Dr. Spyros Magliveras who served as the Center’s Director until 2013. It is the hub for all information assurance and cyber defense research at FAU bringing together the unique strengths of specialists in four FAU colleges: Charles E. Schmidt College of Science, College of Business, College for Design and Social Inquiry, and the College of Engineering and Computer Science.

About the Research Park at Florida Atlantic University
Established in 1985, the 100-acre Research Park (research-park.org) is home to technology companies working in conjunction with the FAU’s College of Engineering and Computer Science, Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine and the College of Business.

The Research Park hosts the Technology Business Incubator with startup technology companies, each of which receives business and consulting services with the goal of becoming established businesses and permanent residents in the Research Park.

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