UD Designated a National Center of Academic Excellence in Cybersecurity
Hardly a day goes by without a headline news story about a large corporation being
the latest victim of cyber hacking. Individuals, too, are having their identities
stolen by cyber thieves every day.
The Satish & Yasmin Gupta College of Business at the University of Dallas continues
to help combat these ever-increasing cybersecurity threats and has once again been
designated a National Center of Academic Excellence in Cybersecurity by the National
Security Agency (NSA) and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS). The accreditation,
which the program first received in 2003, will cover academic years through 2021.
Our Master of Science Program in Cybersecurity addresses a critical shortage of professionals
with the skills needed in this area, said Associate Dean for Academic Affairs Brett
Landry, who also directs the business schools Center for Cybersecurity Education.
We are honored to once again be recognized as a leader in preparing a growing number
of cybersecurity professionals with the knowledge and technical skills to reduce vulnerabilities
in the nations networks.
Skills learned during the 30-credit-hour, practice-based graduate program prepare
students for careers in such areas as threat analysis, network defense, cyber operations
and digital forensics. The master of science degree in cybersecurity offers both online
and on-ground courses and can be completed 100 percent online.
Your ability to meet the increasing demands of the program criteria will serve the
nation well in contributing to the protection of the national information infrastructure,
said NSA National CAE Program Manager Karen Leuschner.