MDC receives its second validation from the National Security Agency

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MDC receives its second validation from the National Security Agency
Pictured (l-r) are Ali Segovia, senior security consultant at Microsoft and advisory committee member; Dr. Domingo Castillo, chief information security Officer at MDC and advisory committee member; Dr. Diego Tibaquira, lead Cybersecurity faculty MDC; MDC president Madeline Pumariega; Antonio Delgado, vice president of Innovation and Technology Partnerships at MDC; Rejimon Sebastian, Cybersecurity instructor at MDC, and Jorge Ortega, director of the Cybersecurity Center at MDC.
(Photo credit: Miami Dade College)

Miami Dade College (MDC) has received its second validation from the National Security Agency (NSA), making it the first institution in Florida to offer both associate and bachelor’s degree programs in cybersecurity validated by NSA. MDC also holds a prestigious designation as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense by NSA for its impressive cybersecurity curriculum.

Recently, during a Tech Hub Higher Education Conference at MDC Wolfson Campus, college officials announced the NSA validation for the Bachelor of Science in Cybersecurity through 2029, the highest standard of quality for a cybersecurity degree in the nation. MDC received NSA validation in 2022 for the Associate of Science in Cybersecurity.

The distinction acknowledges MDC’s rigorous cybersecurity curriculum standards and academic delivery excellence from faculty to equip students with expert knowledge and skills to protect and defend against the cyber threat landscape.




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