KSU named a national center of academic excellence in info assurance education

On April 17, 2012, the National Security Agency and the Department of Homeland Security jointly…

Georgia (Apr 20, 2012) — On April 17, 2012, the National Security Agency and the Department of Homeland Security jointly announced the successful re-designation of Kennesaw State University as a National Centers of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance Education (CAE/IAE) for the years 2012 through 2017. This is the third time KSU has received this honor since the university was initially recognized in 2004. This prestigious designation places KSU as a peer to the top information security programs and institutions in the nation.

The centers – which span 40 states, the District of Columbia, and the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico – are recognized leaders in information assurance and cybersecurity. Graduates of the programs often develop into cyber experts who help to protect national-security information systems, commercial networks, and critical information infrastructure in both the private and public sectors – meeting the increasingly urgent needs of the national, state and local governments, industry, and academia.



A leader in innovative teaching and learning, Kennesaw State University offers undergraduate, graduate and doctoral degrees to its more than 41,000 students. With 11 colleges on two metro Atlanta campuses, Kennesaw State is a member of the University System of Georgia and the second-largest university in the state. The university’s vibrant campus culture, diverse population, strong global ties and entrepreneurial spirit draw students from throughout the region and from 126 countries across the globe. Kennesaw State is a Carnegie-designated doctoral research institution (R2), placing it among an elite group of only 6 percent of U.S. colleges and universities with an R1 or R2 status. For more information, visit kennesaw.edu