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HCC awarded cybersecurity certification

HCC awarded cybersecurity certification

Howard Community College has received a national certification that not only highlights its information and cybersecurity programs but will also help provide its students an inside track for careers in the field, according to school officials.

Two-year and four-year schools throughout the country received the certification last week, called the National Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance 2-Year Education. It was established by the National Security Agency and the Department of Homeland Security.

According to the NSA website, the agencies certify programs that reduce vulnerability in the nation's infrastructure. Such programs, the website says, help...