Center for Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Education

government sealsChamplain College is designated as a National Center of Academic Excellence (CAE) in Cyber institution by the National Security Agency (NSA).

First designated in 2007 and subsequently renewed, Champlain is proud to hold a Cyber Defense (CAE-CD) designation. Our cybersecurity course content, curriculum, and practices meet the criteria established by the NSA and its federal partners, which include the FBI and the Department of Defense Office of the Chief Information Officer.

The goal of the NCAE program is to ultimately strengthen our national information infrastructure by promoting higher education and research in cyber defense. The designated institutions are active participants in setting a high standard for cybersecurity education and producing confident professionals who have extensive cyber defense expertise.

Learn more at the NSA's Centers of Academic Excellence and CAE Community webpages.

Champlain College Resources

Cybersecurity Advisory Board

The Champlain College Cybersecurity Advisory Board is a volunteer body of external experts that provides input on curriculum, research, outreach, advocacy, and emerging trends. The board reviews educational objectives, learning outcomes, and guidance on preparing students for the evolving cybersecurity workforce. It also evaluates the quality and scope of students' experiential learning and internship opportunities. Board members represent a wide range of industry sectors. Additional information about the board can be requested by contacting Adam Goldstein.

Additional Resources for Cybersecurity and Information Assurance

Contact Us

  • Adam Goldstein - CAE Point of Contact, Associate Professor, and Program Director of Computer Networking and Cybersecurity,