Information technology (IT) is the foundation of all modern science and technology. However, businesses, government entities, and private citizens are constantly attacked by cybercriminals, and the importance of cyber defense is growing. Our Information Assurance (IA) program emphasizes research and education in the broad issues of developing trustworthy information systems and helps answer the cybersecurity workforce shortage.
UNLV’s Cybersecurity Center program has been designated as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Education (CAE-CDE). Sponsored jointly by the National Security Administration (NSA) and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), the goal of the program is to reduce vulnerability in our national information infrastructure by promoting higher education and research in cyber defense. UNLV received the designation for its IA program.