Cybertech Midwest: Rolls-Royce, Purdue University Announce Cybersecurity Partnership

Rolls-Royce defense programs president Phil Burkholder (Photo: Cybertech)

Rolls-Royce announced a new partnership with Purdue University at the Cybertech Midwest conference in Indianapolis Wednesday, which would focus on developing better training techniques to improve cybersecurity. 

During a speech at the first day of Cybertech Midwest 2019, Rolls-Royce defense programs president Phil Burkholder announced the new partnership with Purdue. He said that in order to truly protect against cyber threats, businesses and governments need to train employees to be the first line of defense.

“Our choice is to be aware and part of that awareness, we believe, is to train every one of our employees,” he said.

Burkholder further said that Rolls-Royce and Purdue are working on a formal agreement with the state of Indiana to share these techniques with businesses statewide.


[First reported by Lauren Chapman/IPB News]