Cybersecurity education is of paramount importance in today's digital world. It plays a pivotal role in protecting personal information, preventing cybercrime, safeguarding digital assets, promoting responsible digital citizenship, building a cyber-resilient workforce, fostering innovation and trust, and addressing the global skills gap in cybersecurity.
Students receive an outstanding education from NC-PACE institutions because each institution is designated - or working toward designation - as a National Security Agency Center of Academic Excellence [NCAE-C].
The NCAE-C is a rigorous program designed to create and manage a collaborative cybersecurity educational programs with community colleges, colleges, and universities that:
Establishes standards for cybersecurity curriculum and academic excellence,
Includes competency development among students and faculty,
Values community outreach and leadership in professional development,
Integrates cybersecurity practice within the institution across academic disciplines,
Actively engages in solutions to challenges facing cybersecurity education.
Explore the academic offerings at NC-PACE institutions throughout North Carolina
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North Carolina State University [NC State]
University of North Carolina Charlotte
"Cybersecurity skills should be as fundamental as reading and math skills.”
- Albert Palacios, Director, Cyber Education, White House Office of the National cybersecurity Director