Resources for Center of Academic Excellence – Cybersecurity (CAE-CD)

Welcome to the University of the Incarnate Word's Center of Academic Excellence – Cyber Defense (CAE-CD). Here are some valuable resources related to Centers of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense to explore cybersecurity activities available to students both at our institution and beyond to enhance your skills and knowledge:

  • National Centers of Academic Excellence in Cybersecurity (CAE): This is the official website for the CAE program. It provides comprehensive information about the program's objectives, designations and member institutions. CAE Program website followed by a CAE Program guide 

  • National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education (NICE): NICE offers an array of resources to bolster the United States' cybersecurity readiness through education and training initiatives. NICE website

  • CyberSeek: Gain insights into the dynamic cybersecurity job market with information on roles, skills, certifications and more. CyberSeek website

  • Collegiate Penetration Testing Competition (CPTC): Discover a national collegiate penetration testing competition that challenges students' cybersecurity skills. CPTC website

  • DEFCON Capture the Flag (CTF) Challenges: Engage in the renowned DEFCON hacking competition, known for hands-on learning and problem-solving. DEFCON CTF

  • Hacker Halted Events: Gain entry to the annual Hacker Halted events for opportunities to engage with the cybersecurity community and learn from experts.

  • Global CyberLympics: Participate in Global CyberLympics competition events to test your skills on a global stage and network with cybersecurity enthusiasts worldwide.