Snead State Community College Receives Cyber Defense Re-Designation

6/14/2017

Snead State Community College received re-designation as a Center for Academic Excellence (CAE) in Cyber Defense through the year 2022.

The re-designation recognizes the College nationally as a Cyber-Defense Training Center by the Department of Homeland Security, Department of Defense, and the National Security Agency.

“It is an honor to have this recognition and is a result of all the hard work by our faculty in the Computer Information Systems department,” said Snead State Computer Information Systems Program Chair Greg Randall.

The goal of the CAE designation is to reduce vulnerability in the national information infrastructure by promoting higher education and research in Cyber Defense and producing a growing number of professionals with expertise in various cybersecurity disciplines.

“Students attending CAE schools are eligible to apply for scholarships and grants through the Department of Defense and the Federal Cyber Service Scholarship for Service Program. Graduates also received special attention when applying for federal employment,” said Mr. Randall.

Mr. Randall represented Snead State at a special ceremony at the Huntsville Space and Rocket Center in June. The College was recognized for the re-designation.


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