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SMU receives cyber education designation from NSA


The following is from the August 7, 2014, edition of The Dallas Business Journal.

August 11, 2014

By Danielle Abril
Staff Writer

Southern Methodist University has been re-designated a National Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance/Cyber Defense Education through 2021.

cybersecurityThe National Security Agency and U.S. Department of Homeland Security jointly sponsor the academic program, which works to reduce the vulnerability of national information by encouraging higher education and research. SMU first received the designation in 2006.

The Dallas university’s Bobby B. Lyle School of Engineering has spend years building its programs that include education and research in cyber systems, application, networks and industry challenges.

The school’s research faculty works with students and partners at through SMU’s Darwin Deason Institute for Cyber Security, National Science Foundation Industrial/University Cooperation Center for Net-Centric Software and Systems, and its High Assurance Computing and Networking Lab.

The university provides degrees in computer science, computer engineering, software engineering and security engineering.

The news comes just a few days after SMU announced that it partnered with education technology firm 2U Inc. to launch an online data science master’s degree.

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