LSUS Hiring Students to Fight Cyberattacks, Gain Experience at On-Campus Center

February 16, 2024

Workers in cyber security lab


LSU Shreveport is helping address a workforce shortage in the cybersecurity industry while giving students a valuable opportunity for hands-on experience through a hiring program at the university's on-campus Security Operations Center.

The SOC is responsible for monitoring and analyzing LSUS’s network traffic to identify and respond to cybersecurity threats. In additional to the training benefits, employing students will also lower costs in protecting the university’s network.

“Employers today are looking exclusively for hands-on experience,” said Ched Wiggins, Security Operations Center lead at LSUS. “What students can get here is experience dealing with alerts, analyzing malware, seeing what attacker trends are. You’ll be developing the same skills needed to land a job in the industry.”

As part of its Scholarship First Agenda, LSU is producing the leaders and cyber warriors who are essential to protecting our economy, critical infrastructure, people, and borders.