Galileo processors deployed in cybersecurity classrooms


The battle against cyberattacks and hacking rages on. In response, the North East Independent School District of San Antonio, Texas (NEISD) opened a new cybersecurity training center, the Institute of CyberSecurity and Innovation (iCSI). iCSI trains students to detect and identify hacks and cyberattacks and to respond to threats.

Students at ISD Northeast’s seven high schools have access to networking and cybersecurity courses. Students follow a four-year course where they have the opportunity to obtain professional certifications in the fields of information technology. The program provides students with hands-on learning opportunities and real-world exercises related to job skills sought by employers.

iCSI has two cybersecurity classrooms designed with the appearance 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 composed of 2×4 arrays of 55-inch LCD screens and a larger 2×6.

RGB Spectrum’s Galileo processor was selected for its real-time performance, ability to support a wide variety of digital and IP signal sources, and exceptional 4K image quality.

At iCSI, students learn to create, configure, and secure computer systems and networks within a purpose-built data center. Students can deploy hundreds of virtual machines and private networks. They are challenged daily to study the key concepts of cybersecurity.

Galileo processors receive a wide range of baseband and IP-based inputs: classroom computers, virtual machines running open broadcast software (OBS) controlling live RTSP broadcast streams, internet traffic analysis, cyber attack, threat intelligence, local and national web resources, news broadcasts and social media channels.

Content displayed includes dark web transaction monitoring, chatter from the hacking community, and maps illustrating the origin and target points of simulated cybersecurity attacks. Processors consolidate visuals and critical data to provide a centralized, correlated view for 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.

Josh Beck, Senior iCSI Instructor, explained: “The RGB Spectrum Galileo fulfills our training objectives very well. This display technology has become key to the educational process. It’s great to be able to have screens of sufficient resolution and size so that all students can easily see all the relevant information. When we follow step-by-step procedures, it is very easy for all students to see what the instructor is doing and use that as a reference point. »

Beck continued, “He looks great and makes an impressive impression on guests and visitors. It is very flexible and allows instructors to get creative with lessons and challenges. All in all great. “

RGB Spectrum’s CAT Linx 2 HDBaseT extenders were installed to transmit images from the Galileo processor to the video wall monitors. CAT-Linx 2 extenders transmit signals at up to 4K resolution over conventional CAT 5e/6 cable over a length of 330 feet. For ease of installation and convenience, these extenders have built-in PoH power to power endpoints over the same CAT5e/6 cable that carries video and data signals. This eliminates the need for external power connections. A CAT-Linx 2 pair needs only one power supply connected to either the transmitter or the receiver to power both devices. The extender’s advanced features include HDCP 2.2, Dolby and DTS HD audio support, as well as serial and IR control of display devices.

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