The University of Cincinnati is designated a National Security Agency (NSA) Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Operations for five consecutive academic years commencing with the 2014-2015 academic year.
As a Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Operations (CAE-CO), the University of Cincinnati provides:
- Expertise in the entire cybersecurity spectrum — human behavior and strategic policy analysis, software and network integration, algorithm development, data encryption and information security analytics
- A comprehensive, public, doctoral degree-granting institution of 43,000 students that is judged by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching to to have “Very High Research Activitiy”
- University-Industry partnerships supported by the University of Cincinnati Research Institute (UCRI)
- Training for tomorrow’s workforce through graduate and undergraduate degrees, minors and certificate programs related to cybersecurity integrated in a world-renowned cooperative education experience
Dr. Rich Harknett, UC's resident cybersecurity expert and head of the Department of Political Science, speaking with UC Army ROTC Bearcat Cadets pursuing cyber-related majors and minors during the UC Army ROTC's 2015 Professionalism Forum.