NSA and DHS honor FDU for excellence in cyber defense education


The National Security Agency (NSA) and Department of Homeland Security (DHS) recently re-designated Fairleigh Dickinson University as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Education (CAE/CDE) through 2020. This recognition is due to the special academic programs offered by FDU’s Center of Cybersecurity and Information Assurance.

The honor was bestowed at the 19th Annual Colloquium for Information Systems Security Education (CISSE15) held in Las Vega, NV on June 15-17, 2015 (above photo).

Left to right in photo: Leonard T. Reinsfelder, associate director for education and training at NSA; Kalyan Mondal, director the FDU’s center for cybersecurity & information assurance; Eamon Doherty, professor of administrative science at FDU; Lynne Clark, chief of the national information assurance education and training program (NIETP) at NSA; and Jacqueline Sullivan, lead for the national cybersecurity training at the Department of Homeland Security.