Utica College's cybersecurity program named Academic Center of Excellence

The EC-Council said it has designated Utica College as an Academic Center of Excellence.

Utica College has long been a pioneer in cybersecurity, economic/financial crime and related fields.

Utica College´s bachelor´s in cybersecurity program, offered on campus and online, has recently expanded to offer five areas of specialization: information assurance, cybercrime and fraud investigation, network forensics and intrusion investigation, homeland security and emergency management, and cyber operations.

The International Council of E-Commerce Consultants (EC-Council) is a member-based organization certified by the American National Standards Institute. The EC-Council´s main objective is to provide individuals with the tools and education they need to prevent cyber crime by offering various certifications in electronic business and information security. The EC-Council is working to create a network of academic partners and cyber professionals.

In addition to Utica College´s designation by the EC-Council, UC was also recognized by the National Security Agency (NSA) and the Department of Homeland Security as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance and Cyber Defense Education. UC was the seventh institution in the nation to earn a National Center for Digital Forensics Academic Excellence award from the Defense Cyber Crime Center, a US Department of Defense agency.

Utica College, founded in 1946, is a comprehensive private institution offering bachelors, masters and doctoral degrees. The College, located in upstate central New York, approximately 90 miles west of Albany and 50 miles east of Syracuse, currently enrolls approximately 4,500 students in 44 undergraduate majors, 30 minors, 21 graduate programs and a number of pre-professional and special programs.