NSA, Homeland Security Recognize ECPI’s Cyber Program

ECPI University proudly announces its designation as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Education (CAE-CD) by the National Security Agency (NSA) and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS). This esteemed recognition extends through 2028.

Earning this designation requires that schools align stringent CAE criteria and mapping curricula to a core set of cyber defense knowledge units. A team of ECPI cyber faculty and staff collaborated on the multi-month application process, which included an external committee review and a panel interview. The university previously received this designation in 2018. (Read more about requirements)

As a recognized Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Education, ECPI University takes pride in meeting rigorous standards showcasing its proficiency in cybersecurity education. ECPI is dedicated to equipping students with the skills necessary for careers safeguarding our nation’s digital infrastructure. Utilizing a year-round schedule for its Cybersecurity program, ECPI University delivers a valuable and quality-driven educational experience tailored to those who want to earn their bachelor’s degree in as little as 2.5 years. 

ECPI University students undergo an applications-based curriculum to gain the necessary knowledge and skills in cybersecurity policy, practices, and procedures. The university recognizes the importance of keeping curriculum current in the ever-evolving field of cybersecurity, constantly updating its programs and facilities to enhance the student experience and mirror real-world scenarios.  

“ECPI provides a unique pathway for students, from recent high school graduates to career changers, to expand their technical skillset and embark on a career in cybersecurity,” said Dr. Keith Morneau, Dean of Computer and Information Science at ECPI University. “To do this, we highlight the integration of experiential learning within a community of practice, creating an environment conducive to learning from experiences and industry experts. It’s just one of the ways we are working to cultivate a robust ecosystem for immersive learning and professional growth.”

ECPI University’s Cybersecurity program has provided a path for students, from recent high school graduates to career changers and military members, who are looking to expand their technical skillset with a challenging and rewarding career in cybersecurity. Through quality education, hands-on training, post-graduation support, and career services, ECPI University is committed to helping our students and alumni achieve their career goals in this exciting field.

Read the full press release here.

By Michelle Winnie
Michelle Winnie Regional Director