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Center for Cyber Security Studies

The Center for Cyber Security Studies (CCSS) continues to be among the Academy’s leading strategic priorities as it prepares midshipmen for the constantly evolving technical landscape of the 21st century. The Center’s mission is to enhance education in all areas of cyber warfare, creating opportunities to share cyber expertise and perspective and increasing interdisciplinary research at the United States Naval Academy.

In the most recent academic year:

•  Cyber Operations became the third most popular major for the Brigade and it continues to grow in popularity among midshipmen, with 46 majors in the Class of 2019, 68 in 2020, 97 in 2021 and 115 in the Class of 2022
•  Hopper Hall construction is scheduled to be complete by Summer 2020, with classes scheduled to begin inside in Fall 2020
•  The CCSS hosted a fall and spring lecture series featuring prestigious speakers including the CEO of Microsoft, the former deputy director of the National Security Agency, the principal deputy director of national intelligence and other industry and government leaders

Additionally, the USNA Cyber Operations major became the first of its kind to be formally accredited by ABET (the international group that authorizes technical degree programs across the globe) under its new evaluation criteria. ABET now utilizes USNA to assist other schools across the nation develop their own cyber security curricula.