New Rochelle, NY (October 29, 2015) Iona College students majoring in computer science with a concentration in cyber security recently delivered a presentation on cyber security awareness to high school seniors studying criminalistics, at Iona Preparatory High School in New Rochelle, N.Y.
This initiative is part of an effort to apply for the National Security Alliance (NSA) Centers of Academic Excellence - Cyber Operations* accreditation for Iona College's Computer Science programs.
"Part of this effort is to outreach to the community to encourage the spread of education related to cyber operations and to participate in activities that contribute to growing and strengthening the cyber operations community," said Paolina Centonze, Ph.D., professor of computer science at Iona College.
This project, led by Dr. Centonze, is part of the program in support of the U.S. President's National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education (NICE): Building a Digital Nation and furthers the goal to broaden the pool of skilled workers capable of supporting a cyber-secure nation. https://www.nsa.gov/academia/nat_cae_cyber_ops/
Founded in 1940 and celebrating its 75th anniversary throughout 2015, Iona College is a private coeducational institution 20 miles north of Midtown Manhattan with a total enrollment of more than 3,900 students and an alumni base of 40,000-plus across the world. The College is a diverse community of learners and scholars dedicated to academic excellence and the values of justice, peace and service. Iona’s Hagan School of Business is accredited by AACSB International – a highly acclaimed distinction awarded to just 30 percent of business schools worldwide. In late 2014, PayScale ranked the MBA program in the Hagan School as a national top 50 program for return on investment.
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