Naval Academy to include cyber curriculum

The Naval Academy is including cybersecurity courses as part of its core curriculum.

Starting next year, all midshipmen will be required to take a least two courses in Cybersecurity before graduating.

Information Week reports first- year students will take a Cyber 1 course on recognizing cyber risks and threats.

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A second, more technical course will be completed in their Junior year.

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Naval Academy Dean Andrew Phillips says the change in curriculum was spurred by last year’s creation of the U.S. Fleet Cyber Command.

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