From: Chronicle of Higher Education
By Megan O’Neil
Nearly 200 college and university cybersecurity programs will have to reapply for a coveted federal designation under new curriculum standards being rolled out by the National Security Agency and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.
The retooling of the joint National Centers of Academic Excellence program includes the elimination of dated, controversial federal training standards. They are being replaced with curricular blocks, dubbed “knowledge units,” that officials say will enable colleges to develop cybersecurity focus areas while also allowing them to respond to employers’ needs in a fluid marketplace.