The Department of Computer Science and Engineering was recently designated as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Education at the National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education (NICE Conference & Expo 2017 held November 7-8, 2017 in Dayton, OH. The redesignation is good through Academic Year 2022. This is the fourth renewal of UNT, which is one of the few schools continuing the Centers for Excellence from inception.
This certificate was presented in recognition of significant contributions in meeting the national demand for cyber defense education, developing a growing number of professionals with cyber defense expertise, and ultimately contributing to the protection of the national information infrastructure. The certificate was signed by Danny Toler, Acting Assistant Secretary, Cybersecurity and Communications, DHS and Adm. Michael S. Rogers, Commander, U.S. Cyber Command and Director, NSA/Chief, CSS.