NKU’s cybersecurity program acknowledged for academic excellence

From the Northern Kentucky Tribune:

Northern Kentucky University’s nationally ranked cybersecurity program is once again acknowledged for academic excellence in preparing the next generation of leaders.

NKU’s designation as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Education (CAE-CDE) for the Bachelor of Science in Computer Information Technology, Cybersecurity Track has been renewed. The joint designation from the National Security Agency and the Department of Homeland Security recognizes the College of Informatics’ program as a top-tier in the nation.

NKU became the first institution in Kentucky and the Greater Cincinnati region to receive the designation in 2015. With the reaccreditation, NKU continues to hold the prestigious title through 2024.

“Cybersecurity is one of the world’s most pressing and vexing challenges,” said Dr. Kevin Kirby, dean of the College of Informatics. “NKU took on this challenge over a decade ago, building security into its tech curriculum. This has now culminated in the renewal of our Center of Excellence status. Earning the renewal was not easy, and I am grateful to the faculty and staff who worked so hard on it. It is the basis for advancing our cybersecurity education even further.”

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