National Security Agency and Department of Homeland Security name UNT a Center for Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Research

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Thursday, March 19, 2015 - 14:43
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DENTON (UNT), Texas -- The National Security Agency and Department of Homeland Security have designated the University of North Texas a National Center for Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Research. UNT is one of about 60 designated research centers in the U.S.

UNT also is one of only a few Texas universities to be named both a Center for Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Research as well as a Center for Academic Excellence in Information Assurance Education.

"This type of recognition is very advantageous for UNT researchers, who now will have an extra edge when applying for research funding," said Ram Dantu, UNT professor of computer science and engineering and director of the UNT Center for Information and Computer Security.

Cybersecurity research at UNT spans several colleges and departments, including business, criminal justice and engineering. UNT researchers focus strongly on network security and human behavior in relation to cybersecurity. UNT also is the only institution in the U.S. to receive National Science Foundation funding for a Scholarship for Service program exclusive to doctoral students studying cybersecurity.

The UNT Center for Information and Computer Security will host a Hot Topics in Network Security workshop on March 27. Event and registration details can be found online.

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