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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 Colorado School of Mines and the region. CCSP is hosted in the Computer Science Department. 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 Colorado School of Mines as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Education since 2016. Mines students who complete the corresponding Cyber Defense Education requirements will receive an official Cyber Defense Education Certificate authorized by NSA and DHS. CCSP has active collaborations with CAE-CDE centers in other institutions, such as Metropolitan State University of Denver (MSU Denver), Red Rocks Community College, University of Colorado Colorado Springs, University of Colorado Denver, Regis University, Colorado Technical University, and University of Kansas.