I-HACK

  • Institute for Health and Cyber Knowledge
Gannon University Institute for Health and Cyber Knowledge (I-HACK) Interior Rooms of the Institute for Health and Cyber Knowledge

I-HACK serves as the global headquarters for academic, industry and business owners to design, integrate and protect cybernetic intelligence and data systems worldwide. Join us on the forefront of innovation and earn your cyber degree from the region’s leader in higher education.

Gannon University Begins Construction on Institute for Health and Cyber Knowledge

I-HACK Ground Breaking CeremonyGannon University celebrated the start of construction to its Institute for Health and Cyber Knowledge, or I-HACK, in a ceremony on Thursday, Oct. 10. The University unveiled plans for a $13 million project to complete the first phase of construction on I-HACK, which will focus on the first-floor lobby area and entrance, along with the second-floor space dedicated to its academic learning environments, including the Pierre McCormick Cyber Learning Center. Learn more about phase one of construction to I-HACK.

’79 Gannon grad donates $1 million to I-HACK Gift will create ‘Pierre McCormick Cyber Learning Center’ in Knight Tower

Pierre McCormick’s family has helped build Erie for decades. Now, the 1979 Gannon University graduate is helping to build the future for Gannon by lending his support to the Institute for Health and Cyber Knowledge, or I-HACK. Learn more about his support.

Anonymous gift pushes Gannon’s Cyber Innovation Fund to $1 million

An anonymous gift made Friday to Gannon University’s Cyber Innovation Fund is leveraging Stacy Juchno’s recent gift of $100,000 into a $1 million endowment that will be used to recruit high-demand faculty and support faculty and student industry-driven research within the Institute for Health and Cyber Knowledge, or I-HACK. Learn more about this gift.

Gannon Alumna Stacy Juchno's $100,000 Gift Launches a $400,000 Cyber Innovation Fund

A Gannon University graduate's $100,000 gift will create a special fund that will be used to recruit faculty and support research in the school's Institute for Health and Cyber Knowledge, or I-HACK. Learn more about her fund.

Cyber Engineering

You Will Learn

  • In depth focus on the hardware-oriented security levels that cover multiple aspects of content knowledge ranging from trusted supply chain, hardware & software design, hardware root-of-trust, trusted operating system, secure data storage, secure communication, network security services.
  • The core knowledge and skills to do the Internet of Things (IoT) right, through computer engineering, embedded software, and cybersecurity techniques that are key features of the Cyber Engineering curriculum.

You Will Experience

  • Engagement with a virtual laboratory for advanced skills and knowledge called the GENI system. The Global Environment for Network Innovations an open infrastructure for at-scale networking and distributed systems for research and education that spans the US., provides a. With GENI, students will have a platform to learn in cybersecurity.
  • In addition, students will also engage into learning with a commercial cloud system such as Google cloud or Amazon cloud.
  • Hands-on learning with networking infrastructure, coupled with secured root- of-trust network, development platform for real-time kernels and operating systems.

You Will Achieve

Graduates of the Cyber Engineering program will enter the workforce ahead of the curve with the ability to apply security principles and practices to the design, protective technologies and forensic technique and consider legal, regulatory, privacy, ethics, and human behavior points of concern.

Cyber Security

You Will Learn

  • In depth focus on the software-oriented security levels that cover multiple aspects of content knowledge ranging from trusted supply chain, hardware & software design, hardware root-of-trust, trusted operating system, secure data storage, secure communication, network security services.
  • Students are exposed to the knowledge and skills in computer network security principles, human behavior and laws, cyber forensics, and the strategies and planning for securing information capital from cyber- attacks.

You Will Experience

  • Engagement with a virtual laboratory for advanced skills and knowledge called the GENI system. The Global Environment for Network Innovations an open infrastructure for at-scale networking and distributed systems for research and education that spans the US., provides a. With GENI, students will have a platform to learn in cybersecurity.
  • Hands-on learning with networking infrastructure, coupled with secured root- of-trust network, development platform for real-time kernels and operating systems.

You Will Achieve

Graduates of the Cyber Security program will enter the workforce armed with the knowledge of how to analyze and communicate complex computing problems and apply principles of computing and other relevant disciplines to identify solutions. The ability to apply security principles and practices to the environment, hardware, software, and human aspects of a system and evaluate systems with respect to maintaining operations in the presence of risks and threats.