The Center for Cybersecurity at Michigan Tech is dedicated to develop high-quality cybersecurity research and education programs, support interdisciplinary security activities, assist development and sharing of resources, and build a strong cybersecurity workforce for government, industry, and academia.
That is why Michigan Tech is applying for the National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Education (CAE – CDE). The B.S. degree in Computer Network and System Administration (CNSA) is the identified CAE-CDE curriculum path. The Center for Cybersecurity under ICC is the CAE cyber center at Michigan Tech.
What is the CAE-CDE Program?
The CAE-CDE program was established by the National Security Agency (NSA) and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) jointly to reduce vulnerability in national information infrastructure by promoting higher education and research in Information Assurance/Cyber Defense (IA/CD) and to produce a growing number of professionals with expertise in the cybersecurity discipline.
Qualifying institutions will be designated as CAE-CDE for a period of five academic years, after which they must successfully re-apply in order to retain the designation. The CAE designation is an institutional designation; therefore, the benefits extend beyond the cyber defense program at a school to the entire institution.
Students attending CAE-CDE institutions are eligible to apply for scholarships and grants through the Department of Defense Information Assurance Scholarship Program. Student are also eligible to apply for the Federal Cyber Service Scholarship for Service Program. Students that complete the approved program of study will receive explicit recognition to add to their personal credentials. CAE institutions receive formal recognition from the U.S. Government as well as opportunities for prestige and publicity for their role supporting Nation’s information systems.
Information about CAE, please visit the NSA CAE website.
Michigan Tech Cybersecurity Programs
Michigan Tech offers the following cybersecurity programs for individuals looking to begin or further their computing career, especially in the field of cybersecurity.
- Computer Network and System Administration (CNSA) (B.S.)
- Master’s in Cybersecurity (M.S.)
- Minor in Cybersecurity
CNSA Board of Advisors
The Computer Network and System Administration (CNSA) program has an external Industrial Advisory Board which provides valuable guidance and information related to current practices and emerging trends in the industries.
Internal Opportunities and Resources
Michigan Tech Student Organizations in Cybersecurity
Michigan Tech Other Activities in Cybersecurity
Michigan Tech Security and Compliance
External Opportunities and Resources
Cybersecurity Scholarships and Internships
Federal CyberCorps: Scholarship for Service (SFS)
US Intelligence Community Intelligence Careers Student Programs
CIA Undergraduate Scholarship Program
The Stokes Educational Scholarship Program (NSA)
ISC2 Women’s Cybersecurity Scholarships
Computing Research Association (CRA) Scholarships for Women Studying Information Security