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Cybersecurity Monitoring and Assurance Training Program for Safe and Secure Port Operations

Principal Investigator: 
Sachin Shetty, associate professor, Department of Computational Modeling and Simulation Engineering, Old Dominion University

Co-Principal Investigators: 
Saltuk Karhan, School of Cybersecurity, Old Dominion University; Sarada Prasad, VMASC, Old Dominion University; Jim Haug, College of Business and Economics, Longwood University, Darrell Carpenter, College of Business and Economics, Longwood University; Jennifer Maeng, Department of Curriculum Instruction and Special Education, University of Virginia; Thomas Polmateer, Commonwealth Center for Advanced Logistics Systems, University of Virginia; Lessie Oliver-Clark, College of Engineering and Technology, University of Virginia; Wei-Bang Chen, College of Engineering and Technology, University of Virginia; Wookjin Choi, College of Engineering and Technology, University of Virginia; Rich Ceci, Technology and Projects, Virginia International Terminals

Project Description: 
The Port of Virginia is planning to stand up a Cybersecurity Monitoring Command and Control Center (CMCC) to help evaluate and respond to cybersecurity threats. This project will develop a suite of learning modules to be the blueprint to deploy the CMCC at the Port, provide students with real-world experience through internships, and establish a pipeline of a trained workforce for the future CMCC.