FUTA commissions state-of-the-art cyber security lab



The Federal University of Technology Akure , has  commissioned its -of-the-art Cyber Security Laboratory on the sideline of the 40th anniversary and the 32nd convocation ceremony of the institution held on the 26th November 2021. The laboratory is equipped with 30 desktops computers, 2 smart televisions, 3 switches, 1 projector, 1 server and 1 server rack, which has a fiber optic backbone connection. The laboratory is also equipped with top of the range facilities to collect cyber and attack data. The -of-the-art facilities in the lab also include computers with windows and Linux operating systems installed with contemporary cyber security software. It also has fully installed Visual Studio Code, Oracle Virtual Box, MATLAB, Metasploiltable, DVWA, Kali Linux, Linux Mint, Packet Tacer running on the personal computers.

Professor of Information and Cyber Security the institution, Kayode Alese, described the lab as the leading Test Bed in Nigeria whose facilities would be used to train the next generation of Cyber security experts. The Laboratory which requires biometric authentication before users can be granted access to the facilities  also houses the Departmental Library where volumes of very recent books and research materials can be accessed.

Professor Alese said the laboratory came into being through the friends  of the Department in collaboration with the  University management, and staff of the Department coordinated by the Head of Department Dr (Mrs.) Aderonke Thompson. The friends of the Department made generous individual donations and through  their companies.

The Vice Chancellor, Professor Joseph Fuwape, speaking during the commissioning ,performed by the Chancellor , the Emir of Katagum , Alhaji Umar Faruk II and witnessed by the Pro Chancellor and Chairman of the Governing Council, Dr Godknows Igali, described the laboratory as a Centre of Excellence  for both undergraduate and postgraduate students that will enhance teaching ,learning and research in Cyber Security studies.