• National Cybersecurity Education Colloquium

    Register now for this years NCEC event held October 7 - 10

  • 2024 National Cybersecurity Virtual Career Fair

    Student and alumni registration now open for the 2024 National Cybersecurity Virtual Career Fair!

  • Impact of the CAE on the National Cyber Workforce

    The CAE staff thank you for your participation in our first Impact of the CAE on the National Cyber Workforce event! We hope to see you all again next year!

  • Try Cyber

    The NICCS website now has new, interactive micro-challenges on the Cyber Career Pathways Tool! Based on the top NICE Framework categories and work roles.

  • What's new in the CAE Community

    Stay informed about the latest in the CAE Community by watching our monthly video! Go watch to stay connected and informed about ongoing happenings!

  • What is a CAE in Cybersecurity?

    An educational institution designated a Center of Academic Excellence in Cybersecurity (CAE-C) has met the rigorous requirements outlined by the program's sponsor, the National Security Agency (NSA). Designated institutions commit to producing high-quality cybersecurity professionals to safeguard the U.S. national infrastructure.

  • Looking for a CAE-C near You?

    The CAE Institution Map conveniently displays the location of each Center of Academic Excellence in Cybersecurity, the region they reside in, and what types of designations they hold all in one place. Check out the CAE Institution Map to find a CAE-C near you!

  • Interested in Becoming a CAE-C?

    Did you know designated educational institutions are eligible to apply for scholarships and grants through the Department of Defense Cyber Scholarship Program (DoD CySP) and can apply for the National Science Foundation (NSF) CyberCorps®: Scholarship for Service Program (SFS)? Check out the Applicant Checklist to start working towards designation!


Students & Parents

Interested in a future career in cybersecurity? CAE-C educational institutions are the premier option for a quality cybersecurity education with highly qualified instructors, exposure to relevant cyber topics, and connections to potential future employment in the cyber field.

Prospective CAE Community Members

Does your educational institution have a successful cyber program? Does it have what it takes to meet the rigorous requirements of the CAE-C designation process? Gain the national recognition and grant funding opportunities you deserve by obtaining CAE-C designation.

K-12 Community

Interested in learning about K-12 opportunities in cybersecurity? Searching for resources, programs, or projects in K-12 cybersecurity education? The CAE K-12 Community includes all this information and more, including important updates and events from our federal partners!



US Government departments and agencies actively engage with the CAE in Cybersecurity Community to advance the state of cybersecurity education in the nation. Together, the Community and its government partners set priorities, acquire funding, and find ways to actively engage and collaborate.

CAE Community Members

Interested in reading about what is going on in the Community? Searching for the next Tech Talk, Forum, or Community Event? Looking to collaborate on new cyber research? Trying to find other CAE Community members in your region? The CAE Community Website is the right place to do all of that and more!


The CAE in Cybersecurity Community partners with industry to ensure that students entering the next generation cyber workforce have the necessary knowledge, skills, and abilities for a successful career in cyber.

Looking for a CAE near You?
Check out the CAE Institution Map!