UofM Designated as Center of Excellence in Cyber Defense

Posted on 2022-07-18

The UofM has been designated as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense (CAE-CD) through the 2027 academic year.

The National Centers of Academic Excellence in Cybersecurity (NCAE-C) program is managed by National Cryptologic School of the National Security Agency (NSA).  Federal partners include the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)/National Initiative on Cybersecurity Education (NICE), the National Science Foundation (NSF), the Department of Defense Office of the Chief Information Officer (DoD-CIO), and U.S. Cyber Command (USCYBERCOM).

Prof. Dipankar Dasgupta, Hill Professor in Cybersecurity and director of the Center for Information Assurance (CfIA), led this effort for recertification, with the help of Prof. James McGinnis, CfIA co-director and associate professor (Engineering Technology), Prof. Kan Yang, assistant professor (Computer Science), and Prof. Myounggyu Won, assistant professor (Computer Science), as the associate directors of the center.  Dasgupta and McGinnis also presented CfIA's work on cybersecurity training at the 2022 CAE in Cybersecurity Community Symposium held from June 9-10 in Atlanta.

Below, Dasgupta is pictured alongside officials from the NSA, FBI, and NIST at the Atlanta event.  More information can be found from the UofM Division of Research and Innovation.