May 16, 2016
The National Security Agency (NSA) and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) have designated New York Institute of Technology (NYIT) as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Education (CAE-CDE) through academic year 2021. NYIT is the first university on Long Island to receive this designation, and one of only eight in New York State.
DHS and NSA jointly sponsor the National Centers of Academic Excellence (CAE) program. Schools are designated based on their robust degree programs and close alignment to specific cybersecurity-related knowledge units, validated by subject matter experts in the field. CAE graduates help protect national security information systems, commercial networks, and critical information infrastructure in the private and public sectors.