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Wilmington University Honored as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Information Systems Security Education
The National Security Agency (NSA) and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) have honored Wilmington University as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Information Systems Security Education. In a letter addressed to the University's College of Technology, Richard George, Information Assurance Technical Director for the Centers of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance Education, said, "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."
Wilmington University's College of Technology offers both undergraduate and master's degrees that focus on information security including a bachelor's degree in Computer and Network Security and a master's degree in Information Systems Technologies, Information Assurance. Over the years students and alumni in the College of Technology have been recognized for their hard work and determination. For the last two years, students from Wilmington University have won first place in the undergraduate category of the Department of Defense's Digital Forensics Challenge (DC3). This prestigious competition draws entries from around the world. Additionally, the University has held a conference and scheduled workshops to increase the awareness of careers for women in the field of information technology. The College also holds a cyber security colloquiums several times per year.
Representatives of Wilmington University's College of Technology will be attending the 15th Annual Conference of the Colloquium for Information Systems Security Education on June 14 in Fairborn, Ohio. There they will officially receive the certification. Mark Hufe, Chair of the Computer and Network Security and Web Information Systems programs will also be presenting a short topic paper on "building a cyber security program." Two adjunct faculty members, Chris Shanahan and Bryan Cardillo, will be presenting cyber security workshops.
Congratulations to the College of Technology!