Colleges partner with NSA and DHS to create cyber-security programs

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Over 150 colleges across the country have partnered with government agencies to train a new generation of cyber-security experts.

Over 150 colleges across the country have partnered with the National Security Administration (NSA) and Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to create cyber-security training programs.

According to a report in the Sacramento Bee, 181 colleges and universities have partnered with the NSA and DHS to create programs which will train the next generation of cyber-security experts who can combat online attacks.

School's must offer an array of resources and academic courses in order to receive a National Center for Academic Excellence in Information Assurance of Cyber Defense rating.

Among the stipulations are classes in the C programming language, networking, discrete math, and  cyber defense, along with direct student involvement in academic research related to cyber-security.

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