Protecting, Defending and Securing the Digital World
The mission of the center is to provide world class cybersecurity education, practice, and research that protects, defends and secures the digital world taught by cybersecurity practitioner scholars. To accomplish this, the center provides outreach (including sponsoring events, conferences, seminars, industry colloquium and partnerships), collaboration, internships, teaching, and research in order to benefit the larger community.
Since 2003, the Center for Cybersecurity Education at the University of Dallas has been designated by National Security Agency (NSA) and Department of Homeland Security (DHS) as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance. The University of Dallas' Center for Cybersecurity Education offers:
- A business perspective in training Cybersecurity Professionals to secure the digital world.
- Only one of seven universities in the world (and the only university in Texas) designated by NSA and DHS to meet all six NSTISSI/ CNSS standards 4011, 4012, 4013, 4014, 4015 and 4016.^
- Academic partner with the National Defense University's Information Resources Management College (NDU-s IRMC) to transfer 9 to 15 hours of graduate credit.
- Authorization to issue graduate certificates on behalf of the U.S. Government for NSA and DHS.
- Continuing professional education for CISSPs.
- Faculty members who have more than 150 years combined real-world cybersecurity experience.
- Program Advisory Board that includes top government officials and Industry.
- Several graduate degree options and programs.