UD has a strong, established cybersecurity education program with more than 36 graduate courses in the Cybersecurity Master’s degree and more than 16 courses in the Cybersecurity Minor for undergraduates. In addition to the MS degree and BS with Cybersecurity Minor, UD has also established a Cybersecurity Vertically Integrated Projects (VIP) program and a Cybersecurity Scholars program to engage with students with interests in all aspects of cybersecurity.
CCAP will further accelerate UD’s efforts to advance Cybersecurity education through collaborations with our academic partners. Electrical and computer engineering faculty such as Chase Cotton (2018 NSF SaTC awardee for developing lab platforms on cloud security) have a long record of engaging with external partners such as the SANS Technology Institute for curriculum enrichment activities, as well as organizing Cybersecurity camps in collaboration with Wilmington University, Del-Tech and Delaware State University. One recent example of these efforts is UD student Patricia Lehman who won a $22k scholarship from SANS.
A minor in Cybersecurity may be earned by a student in any University bachelor’s degree program. This minor provides students with an opportunity to help infuse cybersecurity fundamentals into other degree programs.
The Cybersecurity Scholars Program will integrate with any major and train you to become a thought leader in cybersecurity! You will collaboratively assess the most pressing cyber-defense questions and develop both cultural and technical solutions. Learn more about Cybersecurity Scholars
- Cybersecurity Foundations
- Secure Systems
- Security Analytics
- Security Management
- Secure Software
These certificates can be combined to satisfy the requirements of a Masters degree in Cybersecurity.
DHS & NSA Center of Excellence in Cyber Defense Education
The National Security Agency and the Department of Homeland Security have designated the University of Delaware a National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Education (CAE-CDE).
The goal of the program is to reduce vulnerability in the national information infrastructure by promoting higher education and research in cyber defense and producing professionals with cyber defense expertise for the nation. Read the announcement.
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Alumnus is a rising star in her second career
Patricia Lehman, a resident of Wilmington, Delaware, spent decades as a freelance writer. She wrote award-winning books and magazine articles about Boston terriers, miniature pinschers and other tiny domestic dogs.
Today, she spends a little less time thinking about human’s best friend — instead focusing on how to protect our infrastructure from malicious enemies. Lehman earned a master’s degree in cybersecurity from the University of Delaware in 2019 and continues to hone her skills.
In the 2019 U.S. Cyber FastTrack competition, which tests the skills of high-aptitude students nationwide, Lehman was selected for a full scholarship ($22,000 value) to the Undergraduate Certificate program in Applied CyberSecurity accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education and operated by the SANS Technology Institute (SANS.edu). Lehman was one of 100 students representing 63 different schools across 28 states to be selected out of more than 13,000 candidates. The courses began in December 2019.
It takes a lot of guts to switch careers, but if you’re looking for an upgrade, cybersecurity is a smart choice. The cybersecurity workforce needs to grow by 62 percent to meet the demands of businesses in the United States, according to a report by one of the world’s leading cybersecurity professional organizations.
Read more about Patricia Lehman’s Second Act in Cybersecurity