The North East Independent School District in San Antonio, Texas (NEISD) has opened a novel, new cyber security training facility, the Institute of CyberSecurity and Innovation (iCSI). iCSI trains students on how to detect and identify hacks and cyber-attacks and respond to threats.
iCSI has two cyber security classrooms designed with the look and feel of a security operations center. Each classroom contains three video walls powered by RGB Spectrum’s Galileo video display processors. A single Galileo processor in each classroom drives the three video walls: two made up of 2x4 arrays of 55-inch LCDs and one larger 2x6.
The Galileo processors receive an extensive range of baseband and IP-based inputs: classroom PCs, virtual machines running Open Broadcast Software (OBS) controlling live RTSP streaming feeds, internet traffic analysis, cyber-attack alerts, threat intelligence, local and national web resources, news broadcasts, and social media channels. Content displayed includes dark web transaction monitoring, hacking community chatter, and maps depicting simulated cyber security attack origination and target points. The processors consolidate critical visuals and data to provide a centralized, correlated view to the students. Source signals are displayed in windows of any size, anywhere on the video wall. Instructors can instantly switch and route sources, choose preset display layouts, and pan and zoom to view particular items of interest.