The Boise State University Institute for Pervasive Cybersecurity has launched its Cyberdome project, which aims to reduce cyber risk in rural communities and grow the cybersecurity workforce in Idaho.

The Cyberdome, a collaborative hub for competency-based training uses the Stellar Cyber Open XDR Platform to reduce cyber risk and helping expand the cyber workforce in sync with Idaho’s business, technology and government sectors. The Open XDR Platform's dashboard and multi-tenant facilities can help Boise State University students and mentors to support dozens of different organizations through a single interface. 

Students of the Institute of Pervasive Cybersecurity have been trained to use the Cyberdome's tools, including network detection and response (NDR), security information event management (SIEM), a threat intelligence platform (TIP) and endpoint detection and response (EDRs).

Already, the City of Sun Valley, Idaho has selected a Security as a Service relationship with Boise State University. "Cities and public agencies across the country are increasingly falling victim to sophisticated ransomware attacks, and we want to be fully prepared to address them," said Walt Femling, City Administrator at the City of Sun Valley. "Boise State’s new Cyberdome program enables us to outsource our cybersecurity preparedness and enhance our protection against such attacks."