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Oct. 22: Carnegie Mellon's CyLab and Nortel Combine Efforts To Research Leading Security Technologies


Chriss Swaney                       
Carnegie Mellon                      
Jamie Moody

Carnegie Mellon's CyLab and Nortel Combine Efforts
To Research Leading Security Technologies

PITTSBURGH — Carnegie Mellon University today announced that communication giant Nortel has joined Carnegie Mellon CyLab as a strategic partner. 

Carnegie Mellon CyLab and Nortel will collaborate on advanced research and development of innovative security technologies critical to the next generation of communication, according to Pradeep Khosla, dean of Carnegie Mellon's College of Engineering and co-founder of Carnegie Mellon CyLab.  

The partnership combines Carnegie Mellon's security expertise with Nortel's unified communications and VoIP (voice over internet protocol) leadership to identify new security capabilities that can be used for Nortel's carrier and enterprise products, services and solutions.

CyLab research partners like Nortel receive a variety of benefits, including access to key research, participation in CyLab working groups and innovative executive education programs and visibility on the CyLab Web site and at sponsored events. Nortel is also exploring the potential for an onsite research lab as part of the CyLab partnership and on-campus research assignments for Nortel security experts.

"Security is the very essence of communications today and is becoming increasingly complex to maintain in this new era of hyperconnectivity, where the number of devices and applications connected to the network is greater than the number of people using the network," said Deborah Stokes, external research director of Nortel's CTO. "Nortel's advanced research projects with leading universities like Carnegie Mellon CyLab help to identify new security innovations and strategies essential for the next generation of communications so that users can enjoy the benefits of hyperconnectivity while, at the same time, keeping their communications secure."                

Nortel and Carnegie Mellon CyLab researchers will explore ways to implement, new advanced security techniques into Nortel's industry leading multimedia, collaboration and VoIP solutions.

Because scalability, reliability and mobility are critical underpinnings to the emerging era of hyperconnectivity and critical to global economic growth, researchers at both Carnegie Mellon CyLab and Nortel will use their new partnership to make information systems more secure, trustworthy and manageable at all levels.

Carnegie Mellon CyLab is a university-wide, multidisciplinary initiative involving more than 200 faculty, students and staff at Carnegie Mellon that builds on more than two decades of the university's leadership in information technology. CyLab also works closely with the CERT Coordination Center  (Cert/CC), a leading, internationally recognized center for Internet security expertise.

Nortel invests in approximately 50 technology innovation initiatives with more than 20 major universities and research consortia around the world to help fuel a new era of communications where all things and information are connected to an intelligent, pervasive mobile broadband network.