LSU Receives Elite Cyber Designation from National Security Agency

September 23, 2022

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LSU is one of 22 universities and colleges in the U.S. designated by the National Security Agency as a Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Operations.

LSU has been designated as a Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Operations by the National Security Agency, a status reserved for institutions capable of educating high-performing students and advancing operational technologies and techniques critical to intelligence, military and law enforcement organizations.

“Getting the CAE-CO designation means the agency that does the most important cybersecurity work in the world has taken a deep-dive into your curriculum and basically given you a thumbs-up,” Professor Golden G. Richard III, director of the LSU Applied Cybersecurity Lab and faculty lead for CAE-CO at LSU, said.

The designation is a major boost to LSU’s ongoing effort to develop homegrown cybersecurity talent to defend the state and nation and vital industries.

Learn more about LSU's Cyber designation