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NSA names BYU a cybersecurity National Center of Excellence

BYU has been recognized as one of the nation’s premier academic institutions in the area of cybersecurity education.

The National Security Agency and Department of Homeland Security has designated BYU as a National Center for Academic Excellence in Information Assurance Education (CAE/IAE), a designation that honors schools excelling in the development of professionals who help protect national security information systems.

Only seven schools nationwide were newly minted with this specific designation, and BYU is the first school in the state of Utah to receive the award, which goes from 2012 to 2017.

We are honored to be named as one of these National Centers for Academic Excellence,” said BYU cybersecurity expert Dale Rowe, a professor in the Ira A. Fulton College of Engineering and Technology. “Not only will this give BYU access to important funding, but also the recognition will open doors for collaboration with other universities in this field of study.”

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