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Welcome to the University of Cincinnati
Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Operations

In June 2014, the National Security Agency and U.S. Cyber Command designated the University of Cincinnati (UC) as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Operations (CAE-CO) for five consecutive academic years.

UC is the thirteenth of fourteen CAE-COs and offers a technical, interdisciplinary curriculum centered in fields such as computer science, computer engineering, information technology, political science, and criminology.  Our educational offerings covers the entire cybersecurity spectrum -- human behavior and strategic policy analysis, software and network integration, algorithm development, data encryption and information security analytics.

As an extension of President Obama’s National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education, the CAE-CO’s supports the government’s effort to better protect cyberspace.  “The nation increasingly needs professionals with highly technical cyber skills to help keep America safe today and to help the country meet future challenges and adapt with greater agility“ according to Dr. Stephen LaFountain, Dean of the College of Cyber at the National Security Agency.

For more on our educational training and work centered on national strategy, visit the Department of Political Science at UC McMicken College of Arts & Sciences.  

For those interested in Information Technology Cybersecurity solutions at the School of Information Technology, click here for the UC College of Education, Criminal Justice, and Human Services.  

For more on systems engineering and security at an operational systems and firmware orientation in the Department of Electrical Engineering & Computing Systems, explore the UC College of Engineering and Applied Science