“This affirmation of our cybersecurity programs provides excellent opportunities not only internal to Augusta University, but also extends our ability to partner and collaborate with other CAE schools," said Dr. Michael Nowatkowski.
Augusta University is proud to be a designated Center of Academic Excellence, specifically
in the area of Cyber Defense (CAE-CD). This designation is sponsored jointly by the
National Security Agency (NSA) and several federal agencies.
All regionally accredited two-year, four-year and graduate level institutions in the United States are eligible to apply for a Center of Academic Excellence designation. The goal of the CAE-CD designation is to offer programs designed to reduce vulnerability in our national information infrastructure by promoting higher education and research in cyber defense and producing professionals with cyber defense expertise. Augusta University's School of Computer and Cyber Sciences is in an elite class of higher education institutions, as less than 250 universities nationwide have the Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense designation! Visit the National Centers of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense to learn more about the Centers of Academic Excellence designation.
The School of Computer and Cyber Sciences Center for Cybersecurity engages with a variety of communities to carry out the mission of the School of Computer and Cyber Sciences, to include serving as the Augusta University representative to the National Centers for Academic Excellence in Cybersecurity (CAE-C) program. As such, the Center for Cybersecurity is the lead effort for Augusta University Center of Academic Excellence designations to include our current designation as a Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Education. The Center's vision is to attract top students to the school’s degree programs and top research initiatives to our talented faculty.
Our program of study is our Cyber Defender Certificates program. Our certificate program is designed to prepare students for success in entry-level
technology careers. The certificate program is open to all students at Augusta University,
regardless of their program of study.
As cybersecurity students in the School of Computer and Cyber Sciences, you have access to many student activities and resources. We highly encourage students to join one of our student organizations, including the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) club and Upsilon Pi Epsilon, our honors society chapter for computing and information disciplines.
External Advisory Board
The role of the External Advisory Board is to provide input and guidance to the Center for Cybersecurity and the School of Computer and Cyber Sciences to achieve our center's mission of attracting top students to our school's academic programs and research initiatives.
Board members include:
Doug Burks, CEO, Security Onion Solutions
Dr. Raheem Beyah, Dean of the College of Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology
Jon Dollan, Cyber Strategy Director, Savannah River Nuclear Laboratory
Phillip Greer, CEO, Real Lawyers
LTG Rhett Hernandez, Cyber Chair, Army Cyber Institute
Scott Monnig, Vice President, Rural Sourcing Inc.