Inver Hills Community College is one of a handful of schools hosting a series of cyber-security competitions, and I.T. professor Ben Franske tells the Pioneer Presswhy the Department of Homeland Security has recognized Inver Hills IT department as a center of excellence for cyber security training:
Cyber security “has always been baked into the degree.”
It’s not the first time Inver Hills has flexed a little engineering-tech muscle.
In 2011, I reported that its students were up against MIT and Purdue in NASA’s rocket competition for colleges and universities.
Alex Friedrich reports on higher education issues for MPR News. Among the stories he has covered: the fall of the Berlin Wall, aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, collapse of the I-35W bridge in Minneapolis, 2003 Moscow suicide bombing and 2004 presidential elections in the Republic of Georgia. He holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Georgia and a master’s in European political economy from the London School of Economics.