Center for Cyber Security and Privacy
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The mission of the Center for Cyber Security and Privacy (CCSP) is to support and promote cyber security and privacy education and research at the Colorado School of Mines and the region. CCSP is hosted in the Computer Science Department of the College of Engineering & Computational Sciences. CCSP fulfills its mission by (1) leveraging the unique strengths of Mines in engineering and applied science education and research, (2) promoting high-quality and high-impact cyber security and privacy research, (3) bolstering cyber security and privacy education and training, (4) fostering cross-discipline and cross-institution collaboration, knowledge sharing, and resource sharing, and (5) engaging the local communities and the region.
The education and research activities at CCSP are closely aligned with the Federal Cybersecurity R&D Strategic Plan, and with the National Centers of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense (CD) Education (CAE-CDE) program requirements. The National Security Agency (NSA) and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) have designated the Colorado School of Mines as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Education (CAE-CDE) through academic year 2021. Mines students who complete the corresponding Cyber Defense Education requirements will receive an official certificate authorized by NSA and DHS. CCSP has active collaborations with CAE-CDE centers in other institutions, such as University of Colorado Colorado Springs, Regis University, Colorado Technical University, University of Kansas, and University of Arkansas at Little Rock.