Information Security and Assurance Center (ISaAC)
The Committee on National Security Systems in conjunction with the National Security Agency (NSA) and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) jointly announced the designation of Davenport University as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense (CAE/CD) through the year 2026.
The ISaAC Charter
Davenport University and the College of Technology are committed to improving the practice of protecting information. The Information Security and Assurance Center is charged with facilitating this process.
The center will seek to establish partnerships, support information security research, assist development and sharing of resources and perform the following:
- The university will seek to establish and foster partnerships with industry, educational institutions, and professional organizations.
- The university will support research efforts in information security and assurance.
- The university will use various methods to develop and distribute resources to facilitate improved information security.
The Information Security and Assurance Center (ISaAC) Charter has been approved and endorsed by Dr. Gilda Gely, Executive Vice President for Academics and Provost. Through ISaAC, Davenport University obtained Designation as a Center of Academic Excellence (CAE) in 2011. CAEs are academic institutions and programs that have undergone an in-depth assessment and have met the rigorous requirements to be designated a Center of Academic Excellence. The BS Cyber Defense program at Davenport University has undergone this review at Davenport University as the designated Program of Study (PoS). Designation is valid for five academic years, after which the school must successfully reapply in order to retain its CAE designation. For more information, contact Dr. Lonnie Decker, Department Chair, Networking & Cybersecurity.
Department of Defense - Cybersecurity Scholarship Program
Davenport University, in cooperation with the Department of Defense, offers the Cybersecurity Scholarship Program (CySP) scholarship. This scholarship is for undergraduate Juniors and Seniors and graduate students. Funding amounts to $29,000 for undergraduate and $34,000 for graduate students.
Davenport University is recognized as a National Center for Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense (CAE-CD) by the National Security Agency and the Department of Homeland Security.
2024 Deadline: February 1, 2024, at 11:59 pm
Information Assurance at Davenport University
Students at Davenport University can obtain Bachelor's degrees in Cyber Defense, Network Management and Security, Digital Forensics and Master's degrees in Information Assurance and Computer Science.