Auburn’s McCrary Institute partners with Oak Ridge to fight cyber threats

$10 million grant is in partnership with Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Auburn University’s McCrary Institute for Cyber and Critical Infrastructure Security has been awarded a $10 million grant in partnership with Oak Ridge National Laboratory to create a pilot center to protect the electric power grid against cyberattacks.

An additional $2.5 million from Auburn and other partners bring the total value of the project to $12.5 million.

The center, called the Southeast Region Cybersecurity Collaboration Center, will bring experts together to share information and explore how to protect the nation’s power grid and other key sectors.

“Auburn University is proud to be at the forefront of this important field as we work against one of the greatest threats the country and the business sector will face in the future,” said Steve Taylor, Auburn University’s senior vice president for research and economic development. “The center will conduct critical research and provide real operational solutions to protect all of us as we address these challenges. We are thankful to Oak Ridge National Laboratory for partnering with us and Rep. Mike Rogers for his support in securing funding for this critical program.”

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