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CAE-CD Cyber Center

  Centers of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense   

The National Security Agency (NSA) and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) jointly sponsor the National Centers of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense (CAE-CD) program. The goal of the program is to reduce vulnerability in our national information infrastructure by promoting higher education and research in cyber defense and producing professionals with cyber defense expertise for the Nation.

Sinclair Community College and the Computer Information Systems Department are proud to announce the Cyber Security Center for the benefit of new and continuing students as they prepare for careers in this challenging and dynamic field.

The center is located in Building 5, Room 123 and has been outfitted with hardware, including 24 HP systems with an Intel Corei5 processor and 8GB of ram, nine racks mounted HP ProLiant G series servers with RAID storage systems, four Cisco 3550 24 port switches and six Cisco 2600 routers to support student learning and exploration.  The center includes VMWare software to allow creation and configuration of multiple Virtual Machines (VMs) as students create and test environments to provide levels of security appropriate for the scenarios presented.  Each of the HP desktops are fitted with a dual network interface card allowing the room to have its own isolated DSL network for lab work, research, and competitions.

This center will also provide an environment in which students can compete in local, regional and national events such as the Cyber Defense League.  Outreach to local and regional high schools to facilitate their participation in the Cyber Patriot and other programs will be another benefit of this center. Also, the Center will host students from local school systems in career exploration events as we encourage students to recognize the importance of Cyber Security and the varied careers within that field.  Posters, signage, periodicals and other printed materials will be available to further promote Cyber Security.

CAE-CD Cyber Center Point of Contacts is Kyle Jones 937-512-2177

CAE-CD Program of Study

Cyber Center Links

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