ECPI University Receives NSA/DHS Recognition – Designation Signifies Excellence in Cyber and Network Security Education

NSA Associate Deputy Judith A. Kain Emmel (left) and National Cybersecurity and Communications Integration Center Director John Felker (right) with ECPI University’s Vice President of Academic Affairs, Dr. Kat Prince; Julian Aiken, Executive Director of IT Services; Dr. Keith Morneau, Dean of Computer and Information Science; and Mr. Scott Gibson, Cyber and Network Security Program Director at the 2018 National Cyber Summit in Huntsville, Alabama

Charleston, SC – ECPI University is proud to announce that it has been designated a National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Education (CAE-CD) by the National Security Agency (NSA) and U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS). The goal of the program is to reduce vulnerability within the national information infrastructure by promoting higher education and research in cyber defense and producing professionals with cyber defense expertise for the nation.

Earning this designation requires that schools meet stringent CAE criteria and mapping curricula to a core set of cyber defense knowledge units. Requirements focus on:

• Course Content and Relevance
• Laboratories
• Faculty Involvement

“I am pleased to announce that we have received recognition for our Bachelor of Science in Computer and Information Science: Cyber and Network Security major, Cybersecurity Track,” says ECPI University Dean of Computer and Information Science Dr. Keith Morneau. “This recognition is a stamp of excellence for our program and our faculty.”

ECPI University’s Cyber and Network Security program offers an applications-based curriculum, designed to teach students how to:

• Administer, manage, and troubleshoot hardware, software, and services
• Use cyber security measures to protect data and manage personnel
• Conduct vulnerability analysis/penetration testing
• Actively monitor and defend networks
• Create basic security policy and procedures

For more information, please contact ECPI University Director of Communications David Brandt at 757.213.3613 or

About ECPI University
ECPI University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award the associate's, baccalaureate, and master's degrees and diplomas. SACSCOC is the regional body for the accreditation of degree-granting higher education institutions in the Southern states. A private university founded in 1966, ECPI University has campuses in Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Florida, and offers convenient classes during the day, evening, and online; graduate employment services, continuing education, certification classes, and testing are also available.

On campus or online, fields of study include: HEALTH SCIENCES: Master of Science in Nursing, Nursing (RN to BSN), BS to BSN, Nursing (RN), Practical Nursing, Healthcare Administration, Health Information Management, Physical Therapist Assistant, Massage Therapy, Dental Assisting, Medical Assisting, Radiography, Sonography, Surgical Technology; TECHNOLOGY: Master of Science in Information Systems, Master of Science in Cybersecurity, Cyber and Network Security, Information Systems, Software Development, Cloud Computing, Web Development, Electronics Engineering Technology, Mechatronics/Advanced Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering Technology; BUSINESS AND CRIMINAL JUSTICE: Master of Business Administration (MBA), Accounting, Business Administration, IT Management, Hospitality Management, Criminal Justice, Homeland Security; CULINARY: Culinary Arts, Culinary Nutrition, Food Service Management, Baking and Pastry Arts. (Program field availability varies by campus.) For more information, visit


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