US Cyber Command Adds APUS as Member in Newly Formed Network
CHARLES TOWN, West Virginia., March 31, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — The American Public University System (APUS) is partnering with U.S. Cyber Command (CYBERCOM) to help strengthen the nation’s cybersecurity posture. APUS has been selected to be a member of the CYBERCOM Academic Engagement Network (AEN), a collaborative effort between academia and CYBERCOM to leverage the capabilities and talents of both groups to deliver more robust cyber defense.
The AEN Group is designed to advance cybersecurity in four areas: engaging the future workforce, increasing applied cyber research and innovation, expanding cybersecurity-focused analytical partnerships, and enriching policy dialogue. CYBERCOM prioritizes these areas in the context of a shortage of qualified cyber professionals.
“US Cyber Command’s goal for the NEA is to strengthen our relationships and communication with participating institutions,” said CYBERCOM’s executive director. David Frederick in a press release announcing NEA members. “This will enhance and support our efforts to meet the educational demands and workforce needs of cyberspace.”
APUS offers a strong cyber defense-focused curriculum at the undergraduate and graduate levels through American Military University (AMU) and American Public University (APU). With courses in cybercrime, intrusion and incident management, computer security, and digital forensics, APUS’s online cybersecurity programs integrate multiple disciplines to ensure students acquire the essential skills and management practices needed. to effectively carry out missions in government and business. The APUS Cyber Defense Center provides curriculum guidance and oversight, cyber defense information, collaboration, research, and outreach opportunities for students and faculty. The National Security Agency (NSA) and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) have designated APUS as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Cybersecurity (CAE-C).*
“We are thrilled to partner with US Cyber Command on such a prestigious program as part of our student-centered approach to online higher education,” said Dr. Kenneth L. Williams, Executive Director of the APUS Cyber Defense Center and Acting Director of the Cybersecurity Department. “This partnership can create new opportunities for students in our cyber programs to work in areas critical to our national security.”
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About the American Public University System
American Public University System (APUS) provides accessible and affordable online higher education to adult learners from all backgrounds. APUS, a five-time recipient of the Online Learning Consortium (OLC) Effective Practice Award, offers more than 200 online degree and certificate programs through American Public University as well as American Military University, the leading provider of Higher Education for US Army and Veterans**. With over 114,000 alumni worldwide, APUS is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) as an Open Pathway institution. It is a wholly owned subsidiary of American Public Education, Inc. (Nasdaq: APEI). For more information, visit www.apus.edu.
* The CAE-C designation is awarded to regionally accredited academic institutions offering degrees and/or certificates in cybersecurity at the associate, bachelor’s, and graduate levels. This designation signifies that APUS has met the rigorous requirements set by the program’s sponsor, the NSA. Designated institutions are committed to training high-quality cybersecurity professionals to protect the national infrastructure of the United States.
**Based on Department of Defense FY 2019 tuition assistance and Veterans Administration student enrollment data, as reported by Military Times, 2020.
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