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Institute for Health and Cyber Knowledge (I-HACK)

I-Hack

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.

Exceptional Learning Environments

Cyber Attack Lab

Cyber Attack Lab

Deploy White Hat Hacking techniques in a controlled environment to ethically simulate and study real-word attacks to prevent them in the future.

Cyber Defense Lab

Cyber Defense Lab

Learn how to protect digital lives by assessing systems for vulnerabilities, detecting scams and designing solutions against emerging cyber threats using well established cyber defense tools

Cyber Innovation Lab

Cyber Innovation Lab

Gain hands-on experience experimenting on IoT connected devices to design and build secure data using next-generation quantum-resistant cryptosystems. Learn how to protect security platforms enabled with AI and ML using cybersecurity.

Phase 2: Upload Complete

Develop new ideas to protect cyber intelligence and bring them to life in a collaborative innovation space that integrates industry and professional development with academic creativity and learning.

View the Livestream of Gannon’s Hatchery Dedication on Sept. 17, 2021

Knight Studios

Knight Studios

Complete interdisciplinary senior design and capstone projects in quiet rooms where business and engineering students can come together to ideate, collaborate and innovate.

Project Studios

Project Studios

Apply skills and expertise to projects and contract work with external companies while receiving industry training and gaining real-world experience in innovative fields of interest.

Maker Lab

Maker Lab

Experience rapid prototyping using cutting-edge lasers, laser scanners and an array of soldering tools, as well as access to video production equipment, sewing and embroidering machines to design an array of creative projects.

Idea Lab

Idea Lab

Explore creative solutions to real-world, societal problems while collaborating with peers, faculty experts and business professionals. Gain knowledge as well as research and industry experience to enhance workforce preparedness and career development.

Network Lab & GIS Center

Network Lab & GIS Center

Advance your skills in this high-performing computing center that is home to Extreme Networks’ Extreme Academy and Gannon’s geographic information systems courses. Here, students are becoming proficient in geospatial management and technologies, while professionals are advancing their careers through the ExtremeDojo™ online training and certification program.

I-HACK News

9/17/2021: Gannon University Celebrates Dedication of The Hatchery Within I-HACK

The ceremony marked the culmination of phase two of the university’s transformation of I-HACK into a home where students in Gannon’s academic programs are already working with leaders in business to design, integrate and protect cybernetic intelligence and data systems worldwide.

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9/17/2021: Gannon University receives $1.5 million from Appalachian Regional Commission’s POWER Initiative

Gannon University’s Institute for Health and Cyber Knowledge has been awarded $1.5 million to produce a pipeline for a well-trained workforce within coal-impacted communities to fill high-paying, high-demand 21st-century jobs and help existing traditional manufacturers pivot their operations to be smart factories in response to Industry 4.0.

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5/11/2021: I-HACK Headlines Community Project Funding Request by US Representative

Millions of dollars for projects throughout Northwest Pennsylvania, including for the Institute for Health and Cyber Knowledge at Gannon University, headline a series of funding requests by U.S. Rep. Mike Kelly (R-Pa.) in the upcoming federal budget, according to Erie News Now.

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4/27/2021: Three Ways We’re Preparing Our Students for the Real Jobs of Tomorrow

Read how Gannon University and its partner, Extreme Networks, are addressing the need for technology skills and training to prepare students for the jobs of tomorrow in the article below, as featured on eCampusnews.com.

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2/19/21: Gannon Celebrates Dedication of Institute for Health and Cyber Knowledge

Gannon University formally opened its 100,000-square-foot Institute for Health and Cyber Knowledge during a Dedication and Blessing Ceremony today.

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1/11/21: Gannon Launches New Master of Science in Information Assurance and Cybersecurity

Gannon University’s College of Engineering and Business is launching a new Master of Science in Information Assurance and Cybersecurity that prepares graduates or working professionals who have no previous cyber training to expand their skills or increase job prospects and earning potential.

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10/20/20: Gannon University Joins CyberPatriot as Cyber Silver Sponsor

The Air Force Association's (AFA) CyberPatriot National Youth Cyber Education program announced today that Gannon University has become the program's newest sponsor.

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