Georgia Tech: Balancing cybersecurity and innovation

Georgia Tech balances cutting-edge research with robust cybersecurity: safeguarding intellectual property and empowering its research & academic community

The Georgia Institute of Technology is one of the United States’ top public research universities. In total more than 45,000 students study in person at the main campus in Atlanta, along with campuses in France and China, as well as through distance and online learning.

With nearly US$1.3bn annually in research awards across all six colleges and the Georgia Tech Research Institute, Georgia Tech’s mission is to develop leaders who advance technology and improve the human condition. Its mission and strategic plan are focused on making a positive impact in the lives of people everywhere.

As explained by Leo Howell, Georgia Tech’s Chief Information Security Officer, an evolution has taken place when it comes to cybersecurity since he joined the organisation in October 2021. There have been two aspects to this evolution: balancing cybersecurity with innovation, while promoting the importance of cybersecurity across the whole organisation.


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