DSC Enrollment Services Extended Hours Aug. 15th - Sept. 2nd (Daytona Main Campus)

Monday-Thursday 8 a.m. -7 p.m., Friday 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.


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Who We Are

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The Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense at Daytona State College was created in 2013 through a grant from the National Science Foundation Advanced Technological Education program. Since its inception, the center has been focused on providing training in the critical areas of Cybersecurity and Cyberforensics.

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In 2016 the center was designated as a National Center for Academic Excellence for Cyber Defense (CAE-CD) by the  National Security Agency/Central Security Service. This CAE designation is managed by the NSA with the purpose to create an educational program that:

  • Establishes standards for cybersecurity curriculum and academic excellence,
  • Includes competency development among students and faculty,
  • Values community outreach and leadership in professional development,
  • Integrates cybersecurity practice within the institution across academic disciplines,
  • Actively engages in solutions to challenges facing cybersecurity education.

NSA Validated Program of Study in Cyber Defense Certificate Requirements