UF Designated A National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Research


Published: March 2nd, 2020

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“The University of Florida has been re-designated as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Research (CAE-R) through academic year 2024. This designation puts UF in an elite group of universities that meet the federal government’s criteria for providing educational and research opportunities in cybersecurity.”

“This designation is an example of our commitment to serving the State of Florida and the nation in an area of extreme need,” said Juan E. Gilbert, Ph.D., The Banks Family Preeminence Endowed Professor and department chair. “Cybersecurity touches nearly every aspect of our daily lives. An educated workforce is needed to address issues and threats in this area. We are committed to conducting research to address these threats and issues, as well as producing an educated workforce.”

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