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Institute for Pervasive Cybersecurity

Leading in innovative cybersecurity research and advancement in Idaho and the region.

Making Connections

Boise State University’s Institute for Pervasive Cybersecurity is a leader of innovative cybersecurity research and advancement in Idaho and the region. The Institute is currently welcomes and facilitates strategic partnerships with industry, higher education, business and government to improve cybersecurity for Idaho and the nation. The Institute also works to commercialize ground-breaking research and tools, and educate graduates to become the change-makers and forward-thinkers of the 21st century. The Institute will launch in fall 2020, pending State Board approval.

Advancing Cybersecurity

“From healthcare, to the economy, to local and federal government, to the individual holding a cell phone, there is no facet of our world and our lives that isn’t impacted by cybersecurity. The Institute for Pervasive Cybersecurity serves as a premier driver for Idaho and regional cybersecurity by investing in transformative research, creating a career pipeline for students, and engaging with partners both locally and nationally.”

– Boise State President, Dr. Marlene Tromp

Cybersecurity News

Secretary of State awards $500,000 to Boise State faculty to establish Idaho Election Cybersecurity Center
Boise State joins in celebrating National Cyber Security Awareness Month
Boise Metro Chamber to host two cybersecurity webinars with Boise State expertise
Boise State joins North American Cyber Range Alliance

Meet the Director

  • Edward Vasko, CISSP

    Director, Institute for Pervasive Cybersecurity

    Edward Vasko comes to Boise State with 30 years of experience as both a cybersecurity business executive and entrepreneur. Prior to joining Boise State, Edward established and was a Senior Vice President at Avertium, a leading national managed security and consulting provider. Before Avertium, he was the co-Founder and CEO of Terra Verde, based in Phoenix, Arizona. Edward grew Terra Verde into Arizona’s largest provider of cybersecurity advisory and managed security services, with over 2,000 active clients around the world. A successive entrepreneur, he has started and run five businesses, all in the cybersecurity industry.

    Edward Vasko comes to Boise State with 30 years of experience as both a cybersecurity business executive and entrepreneur. Prior to joining Boise State, Edward established and was a Senior Vice President at Avertium, a leading national managed security and consulting provider. Before Avertium, he was the co-Founder and CEO of Terra Verde, based in Phoenix, Arizona. Edward grew Terra Verde into Arizona’s largest provider of cybersecurity advisory and managed security services, with over 2,000 active clients around the world. A successive entrepreneur, he has started and run five businesses, all in the cybersecurity industry.