Worldwide demand for cybersecurity specialists is forecast to outstrip supply before the end of the decade. Higher education institutions are answering the call with programs to prepare the next generation of cybersecurity professionals for careers in this burgeoning field.
For these institutions, earning the prestigious NSA/DHS National Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance and Cyber Defense (CAE IA/CD) program designation, or a CAE Two-Year IA Education program (CAE2Y) designation, can be advantageous.
This white paper — written by a team of textbook authors who have successfully achieved NCAE designations four times — assists institutions in their pursuit. Readers will find information that helps them to 1) understand the application process, 2) select teaching resources to support curriculum and coursework development, 3) map curriculum to the current curriculum standards, and 4) be poised to meet the general National CAE (NCAE) IA/CD criteria.