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Norwich gets $1.6 million grant to develop experiential cybersecurity education


Vermont Business Magazine Norwich University has been awarded a two-year $1.6 million grant from the National Security Agency and is the lead institution in the Evidencing Competency Oversight Project, supporting the National Centers of Academic Excellence in Cybersecurity (NCAE-C) Program.

The project consists of three simultaneous efforts defining experiential education in higher education cyber programs.

First, the need for a cyber-educated and a cyber-exercised force exists across the military and civilian sectors, from entry-level through advanced tactical, strategic, and leadership levels. Norwich University will support the National Centers for Academic Excellence in Cybersecurity (NCAE-C) institutions and their missions by developing and facilitating 10 cybersecurity exercises, engaging students for skills competency development and measurement.

The goal of these engagements is to strengthen understanding of cybersecurity policy issues, influence the future development of cyber response education, and build greater collaboration between the NCAE’s.

The 10 cybersecurity exercises will enhance students’ skills and abilities in risk resiliency by providing an opportunity to exercise on a broad range of threats while strengthening their knowledge about incident response plans and crisis communications.

The exercises will be conducted by Norwich University Applied Research Institutes (NUARI), utilizing its proprietary exercise environment, the D istributed E nvironment for C ritical I nfrastructure […]

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