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

Timothy Dionisopoulos
Former Reporter

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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Timothy Dionisopoulos

Timothy Dionisopoulos

Former Reporter
Tim Dionisopoulos is a former reporter for Campus Reform and communications editor in the Leadership Institute's Campus Leadership Program. Tim joined Campus Reform in the summer of 2011, and his stories were cited or re-posted on the Daily Mail, the Drudge Report, Fox News, and other national media outlets. Tim graduated in 2011 from Providence College in Rhode Island where he was politically active on campus and in the community.
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