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NSA Designates Towson University as Cyber Operations National Center; Steven LaFountain Comments

cybersecurityThe National Security Agency has assigned Towson University as one of five new national centers for cyber operations, Technical.ly Baltimore reported Friday.

Tyler Waldman writes the university worked to comply with legal and ethical issues in cybersecurity before attaining the center of academic excellence designation.

Towson University joins New York University, the United States Military Academy (West Point), the University of Cincinnati and the University of New Orleans for the CAE mark, effective for five years, according to the report.

“In the application process and in all collaboration with selected schools, the importance of integrity and compliance is always paramount,” said Steven LaFountain, dean of NSA’s College of Cyber.

“Cybersecurity technical skills are increasingly important in national defense, but it’s equally important to operate within the bounds of the law and constitution,” added LaFountain.

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