UNT awarded NSA designation, boosting cybersecurity program and job prospects

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The University of North Texas has resolidified its status as a National Center for Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense for 25 years running.

UNT’s latest U.S. National Security Agency (NSA) recognition, extending through the academic year 2028-29, positions the university among 30 institutions nationwide — and one of only four in Texas — with a 25-year designation. This acknowledgment underscores UNT’s commitment to cybersecurity through academic pursuits, research, institutional practices and community engagement.

The designation reflects efforts by professor Ram Dantu and assistant professor Cihan Tunc in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering, along with UNT students.

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