Cybersecurity Program Joins Extensive Network of Business, Government Agencies, and More

Feb. 11, 2020
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Enhancing its new cybersecurity program, Assumption University has been named an official member of the National Cybersecurity Training and Education (NCyTE) Center.  As members of this premier cybersecurity center, students and faculty will be provided access to a wide range of cutting-edge resources and curriculum that will complement and further strengthen Assumption’s cybersecurity program.  Through this membership, Assumption joins an extensive network of academic institutions, businesses, and government agencies associated with the Center.   

“The NCyTE resources serve to supplement our current curriculum and will facilitate our efforts to promote multidisciplinary approaches to learning,” said Professor Raymond Albert, director of Assumption’s cybersecurity program.  “We are working to extend cybersecurity content into other disciplines at the institution. For example, we are currently working with the Froelich School of Nursing to help them incorporate cybersecurity instructional modules into their nursing program curriculum. This is but many examples of how cybersecurity can protect and impact a number of critical fields. ”

Awarded a National Science Foundation grant in 2018 to serve as a National Cyber Resource Center, the NCyTE Center provides teaching and training modules to its partners across the country with the mission of increasing the “quantity and quality of the cybersecurity workforce.” It aims to achieve this through a focus on student and faculty development, as well as curriculum development and dissemination. 

Membership in NCyTE further expands the reach and resources offered by the Assumption Cybersecurity Center.

Assumption offers an undergraduate program in cybersecurity, where students can earn a Bachelor of Science in Cybersecurity while receiving a technology-based education that incorporates methods in computing and information science, engineering, social science, and technology management. Through this program, students are encouraged to focus on finding real and innovative solutions to thwarting emerging cyber threats in our world today.