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Ernest McDuffie: Chinese Universities Want to Emulate U.S.’ Cyber Defense Curriculum

cybersecurityErnest McDuffie, head of the U.S. National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education, said many Chinese universities are looking to follow a U.S. government-approved cybersecurity training program, Nextgov reported Wednesday.

Aliya Sternstein writes that China-based colleges plan to emulate the National Centers of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance program, run by the National Security Agency and the Department of Homeland Security.

More than 180 U.S. universities have adopted NSA standards for training in cyber operations, according to Sternstein’s article.

“None of this model involves us sharing actual material,” but rather syllabi and course titles, McDuffie told Nextgov in a recent interview.

“We’re not teaching people how to be hackers — it’s really a fundamental education,” he added, according to the publication.

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