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Sandia formally opens cyber security research labs

CERL opening

Sandia National Laboratories formally took the wrappings off of its Cyber security Engineering Research Laboratory (CERL) and Cyber Engineering Research Institute on Feb. 19.

The CERL, located in the Sandia Science and Technology Park in Albuquerque, N.M., is part of the Cyber Engineering Research Institute (CERI) which include Sandia’s cyber research staff and two facilities: CERL and the Cyber Technology Research Laboratory (CTRL), located in the Livermore Valley Open Campus in California, said a post on the National Nuclear Security Administration’s  Web. Blog.

The CERI, it said, focuses on open, exploratory research in cyber security in partnership with academia and industry and provides collaborators an accessible portal to Sandia’s cybersecurity experts and facilities. The two research facilities are established outside Sandia’s classified campus to facilitate hosting of academic and industry collaborators, it said.

Among those who spoke at the opening were Sandia Labs’ Director Paul Hommert, Cray Computer’s chief executive Pete Ungaro, Sen. Tom Udall, (D-NM), Rep. Ben Ray Lujan, (D-NM), Albuquerque Mayor Richard Berry, and Dimitri Kusnezov, NNSA Chief Scientist and Director of the Office of Science and Policy.