UH was ranked No. 13 among Best Cybersecurity Colleges by CyberDegrees.org, which launched in 2013 and offers a comprehensive guide to cybersecurity education and careers for students and professionals.
“Cybercrime is more prevalent than ever as hackers find new ways to make money off of stolen information,” said Arthur Conklin, associate professor of Information and Logistics Technology and director of the Center for Information Security Research and Education. “Not every cyberattack can be prevented, so the focus has to be on creating systems that can recover quickly after a breach.”
All of the ranked universities have been designated by the National Security Agency and U.S. Department of Homeland Security as National Centers of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense. UH received the designation for its academic programs in 2007 and earned the research designation in 2015.