Missoula College Selected as Cybersecurity Center of Academic Excellence

Missoula College has been selected as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Two-Year Education (CAE2Y). The CAE2Y program is jointly sponsored by the National Security Agency (NSA) and the US Department of Homeland Security (DHS).

The CAE2Y program has been established to proactively increase our nation's understanding of cyber defense technology, policy, and practices to prevent and respond to catastrophic cyber events. This prestigious designation is awarded to recognize accredited two-year colleges with Cyber Defense Centers. CAE2Y institutions demonstrate NSA/DHS curriculum paths, faculty expertise, and community outreach in cybersecurity.

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Findings of Study indicate more IT Professionals needed

eCampus News article IT #1: STEM crisis quickly becoming an IT problem stated that  a massive problem is looming for society as new information technology systems come online, while not enough individuals are choosing careers in IT to support the enhanced demand. The article is based upon a recent Computer Technology Industry Association (CompTIA) report describing Generation Zs fascination with technology use does not equate to more individuals pursuing education in IT. According to the report students who said they were interested in an IT career cited technology classes in high school or junior high as top influences, but 38 percent of all younger-aged students said that their school does not provide IT-focused career information.