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DDN: NSA designates Wright State center for cyber defense education

Vance Saunders

Excerpt from the Dayton Daily News

Wright State University has won a federal designation as a go-to center for cyber defense education.

The National Security Agency and Department of Homeland Security designated Wright State’s master degree cyber program as a “national center of academic excellence in cyber defense education,” the university recently said in a release.

The designation opens doors to courses and certifications that could lead to certain defense jobs for students.

“That would put you ahead of someone who didn’t have the designation,” Vance Saunders, director of Wright State’s cybersecurity program, said.

The program that won the designation is part of the Department of Computer Science and Engineering in the College of Engineering and Computer Science.

“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,” Karen Leuschner, director of the National Centers of Academic Excellence, said in a June 15 letter to Wright State.