Florida Tech has earned the designation of National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Research from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and the National Security Agency.
“This certificate is presented in the recognition of significant contributions in meeting the national demand for cyber defense research, developing a growing number of professionals with cyber defense research expertise, and ultimately, contributing to the protection of the national infrastructure,” according to the certificate Florida Tech received for earning the designation.
The university received the designation for meeting the criteria for measuring the depth and maturity of established programs in the field of cyber defense education. It was signed by Jeanette Manfra, assistant secretary, cybersecurity and communications at DHS, and Paul M. Nakasone, General, U.S. Army/Commander, U.S. Cyber Command, Director, NSA/Chief CSS.
Marco Carvalho, dean of the College of Engineering and Science and a renowned cybersecurity scholar and researcher, represented Florida Tech and received the award during the 2019 Centers of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Executive Leadership Forum April 24-25 at the University of West Florida.
PHOTO: Florida Tech Dean Marco Carvalho, center, with NSA Executive Director Harry Coker, Jr., left, and Bradford J. Willke from the Department of Homeland Security.