UConn, Comcast collaborate on computer security analysis

Longtime collaborators Comcast (NASDAQ: CMCSA) and the University of Connecticut (UConn) have boosted their relationship by establishing the Center of Excellence for Security Innovation (CS) at UConn's Storrs, Conn. campus.

The center is designed to bring together researchers from various organizations within the UConn community and Comcast employees to "develop robust detection systems and analytical tools to ensure that the computer chips and other hardware components vital to Internet broadband systems are shielded from malicious attacks, unauthorized access and faulty or counterfeit products," Comcast said in a press release.

The collaboration "is yet another example of how academic-industry partnerships can advance science, improve people's lives and create a new generation of highly skilled workers prepared to resolve the technological challenges facing our nation and world today," Kazem Kazerounian, dean of UConn's School of Engineering, said in the press release.

Comcast intends to provide multi-year funding for research initiatives, said John Schanz, chief network officer of Comcast, adding that the center also expects to receive "research funding and support from the federal government and other industry partners."

For more:
- see this Comcast press release

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