The Community College of Rhode Island has been designated as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Two-Year Education through academic year 2023 for the Associate in Science, Cybersecurity program.
The Community College of Rhode Island is now officially listed as an NSA/DHS CAECDE at:
This past August Frank Giordano and several other CCRI students participated in a CyberStart program that exposed them to cybersecurity education through the CyberStart Games. Players attempted to solve more than 250 challenges of realistic examples of testing and cyber threats. Frank Giordano was 1 of 4 in the top 100 Rhode Island CyberStart players who was awarded a scholarship to take the CyberStart Essentials Program and the national CyberStart exam. For more information and a list of all CCRI participants: CyberStart Report
This program will provide students with a strong foundation in the principles of cybersecurity, as well as the fundamental knowledge and tools for applying security measures across a variety of network architectures and settings. This degree will provide the educational background and hands-on training necessary to prepare students for entry in the cyber security sector. For more information please see the college catalog.