Follow Aswani Twitter Facebook
Email Aswani Email
Education
Dec 14, 2018

UNCW Recognized as a National Center of Excellence in Cyber Defense Education

Sponsored Content provided by Aswani Volety - Dean, UNCW College of Arts and Sciences

With UNCW’s recent designation as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Education, graduates now have an advantage in the competitive cyber security job market.

The designation by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the National Security Agency (NSA) recognizes UNCW’s Bachelor of Science in Information Technology with a minor in cyber security, a collaborative degree program with courses in the College of Arts and Sciences and the Cameron School of Business. Institutions must meet rigorous requirements to receive the designation by the federal government.

“UNCW is excited to become one of only 267 higher education institutions in the U.S. to be recognized as a CAE-CDE,” said Ulku Clark, professor of management information systems.

The program prepares UNCW students for cyber security careers in both the public and private sectors, a field that shows strong growth and high earnings potential.

The U.S. Bureau of Labor and Statistics estimates that the demand for information security analysts will grow 28 percent between 2016 and 2026, much faster than the average for other occupations. Last year, the median salary for information security analysts was over $95,000.

The growing cost of cybercrime and need to protect the integrity of computer networks across the country has led to an increase in demand for cybersecurity professionals. The DHS and NSA note the importance of “broadening the pool of skilled workers with cyber defense expertise capable of supporting a cyber-secure nation, and ultimately contributing to the protection of the national information infrastructure.”

“CAE designation opens the door to numerous job and scholarship opportunities that are available only to students studying at CAE institutions,” said Clark. “We look forward to continuing to train future information security professionals.”

For more information about the program or UNCW’s Center for Cyber Defense, contact Ulku Clark.

Aswani Volety, Ph.D., is dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of North Carolina Wilmington,  Executive Director of the UNCW Center for Marine Science, and a professor in the Department of Biology and Marine Biology. Volety earned a Ph.D. in marine science from the College of William & Mary, and a master’s and a bachelor’s degree in zoology from Andhra University. The College of Arts and Sciences is UNCW’s largest academic unit, employing over 450 full-time and 150 part-time faculty members and awarding approximately three quarters of the university’s academic credits. Volety serves as the chief academic, fiscal and administrative officer of the college, which is responsible for educating students across the arts, sciences, humanities and social sciences. Volety is also past president of the Southern Association of Marine Labs.To learn more about the UNCW College of Arts and Sciences, visit www.uncw.edu/cas. Questions and comments can be sent to [email protected].  

Cas 17nov
Ico insights

INSIGHTS

SPONSORS' CONTENT
Mike stonestreet 300x300

Leasing in a Community Association

Mike Stonestreet - CAMS (Community Association Management Services)
Chheadshot

Overcoming the Opioid Overdose Crisis

Jim ellis headshot 10311631058

Why Your Company Needs a Corporate Video

Jim Ellis - Signal

Trending News

VentureSouth Starting Wilmington Angel Investment Group

Johanna Cano - Apr 23, 2019

Local Boat Slip Marketplace Startup Wins NC IDEA MICRO Grant

Johanna Cano - Apr 24, 2019

Coastal Carolina Curling Club To Slide Into Own Facility

Johanna Cano - Apr 22, 2019

First New-Panamax Ship A Harbinger Of More Business For Port Of Wilmington

Jenny Callison - Apr 23, 2019

Analysts Expect Live Oak Bancshares To Report Lower Q1 Revenues

Jenny Callison - Apr 24, 2019

In The Current Issue

MADE: GE's 50 Years In Wilmington

A look at GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy, a provider of advanced reactor technology and services, which has been a major part of Wilmington's bus...


Hamilton Looks To Redefine The Entrepreneur

Entrepreneurship isn't limited to a select few, says Brian Hamilton, co-founder and CEO of Sageworks, who has been spreading that message i...


Tackling A Lag In Housing Starts

Housing starts dropped last year in New Hanover County, due in part to Hurricane Florence, and challenges remain even as permits have recent...

Book On Business

The 2019 WilmingtonBiz: Book on Business is an annual publication showcasing the Wilmington region as a center of business.

Order Your Copy Today!


Galleries

Videos

2019 WilmingtonBiz Expo Keynote Lunch - CEO, nCino, Pierre Naude`
Transporting the Future - Power Breakfast 3.12.2019
Health Care Heroes 2018