NSA launches cyber program for college students

Tuesday - 5/22/2012, 9:28pm EDT

The National Security Agency is prepping college students to help defend against cyber attacks.

The agency launched its National Centers of Academic Excellence in Cyber Operations Program which will provide seminars and classes for interested students with hopes of building up the future cybersecurity workforce.

The classes supplement the students' regular IT courses with lessons on cyber ethics and new technologies.

NSA's program is part of the President's National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education, which aims to better prepare students for future careers in cybersecurity.

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