The National Security Agency (NSA) and Department of Homeland Security (DHS) recently honored South Carolina's The Citadel as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Education (CAE-CDE).
The award was presented June 8 at the the eighth annual National Cyber Summit in Huntsville, Alabama. The Citadel is the second South Carolina college to earn the CAE-CDE designation.
"Cybersecurity has a tremendous impact on our daily lives,” Shankar Banik, associate professor at The Citadel's School of Science and Mathematics and program director for cybersecurity, said. “The Center of Academic Excellence designation will highlight The Citadel’s role in securing the nation’s cyberspace information systems and producing some of the country’s top cybersecurity professionals.”
This designation will allow The Citadel to apply for scholarship funds, as well as funding for curricular and faculty development, from the NSA and DHS.
"The endless opportunities and challenges of cybersecurity are what first attracted me to the minor,” Senior Cadet Anthony Zovich, president of The Citadel Cybersecurity Club, said. “The skills I’ve learned have already proven to be valuable in my internship with the Department of Homeland Security.”
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