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    United States Air Force Academy Introduces New Network Security Major

    Posted by Cassie Peterson on Aug 18, 2014 11:57:57 AM

    As cybersecurity continues to be a hot topic in colleges and universities, it’s also becoming an increasingly important part of the military. Recently, the United States Air Force Academy announced that they are adding a new network security major designed to help cadets “fly, fight, and win in cyberspace.”

    According to Dr. Martin Carlisle, the head of the Computer Science Department for the 2014-2015 academic year, “the computer and network security major touches on topics designed to help cadets understand what the cyberspace domain is and how the Air Force will establish cyberspace superiority in future conflicts.” Dr, Carlisle continued that, “the Air Force Academy is committed to producing highly-qualified officers to serve in cyber career fields. This is a time when the Academy is reducing majors, which shows how important we think this mission field is.”

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    Topics: Computer Science, Information Security, Information Systems Security & Assurance Curri, ISSA, Computer Science Education, Computer Security, Cypersecurity, United States Air Force Academy, Network Security

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