A new facility at the University of Montana will allow students to learn about cybersecurity and use “big data” to solve real-world problems, the Missoulian reports.

On Monday, UM announced plans to open a Cyber Innovation Laboratory in collaboration with state technology companies. The lab is an outgrowth of UM’s programs, research and technology, and it will be funded initially through donations from private tech companies.

“The Cyber Innovation Laboratory at UM will be a place where students are given real-world experience and learn the technical skills that employees require in this dynamic and growing industry,” UM president Royce Engstrom said in...

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