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GMU: #8 Best Cyber Security School

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  1. Walter

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    Governor Terry McAuliffe congratulates George Mason University on ranking eighth on CyberDegrees.org’s Top 20 Cyber Security Schools list.

    “This ranking validates the hard work faculty, administrators and students are doing to make George Mason University one of the preeminent cyber security schools in the nation,” said Governor McAuliffe. “Building a cyber workforce is key to maintaining Virginia’s national cyber leadership position and George Mason University is a vital part of our future. I look forward to seeing George Mason’s continued contributions to the cyber security industry.”

    George Mason offers a number of different cyber degrees and is strategically located near the Dulles Tech Corridor and Loudoun County’s many data centers offering the school a multitude of cyber resources. Their Center for Secure Information Systems, established in 1990, was the first academic center in security at an American university. In the fall of 2015, George Mason’s Volgenau School of Engineering become the first college in the nation to offer a cybersecurity engineering degree, focusing on cyber-resilience engineering design. Many of George Mason’s research projects involve national defense because of their partnerships with many government and corporate sponsors. In addition, the university can claim the first student-run cyber security organization in the country.
    http://augustafreepress.com/mcaulif...mason-8-rank-top-cyber-security-schools-list/
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    This is why my son is there.
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    Where are they talking about? I didn't know the Arlington campus is anywhere near the proposed Amazon headquarters.

    "The university has pledged to invest more than $250 million over the next five years to grow programs, hire large numbers of new faculty and expand its campus in Arlington. The campus currently occupies 700,000 square feet adjacent to the new Amazon headquarters, but will grow to 1.2 million square feet."

    https://www2.gmu.edu/news/572891

    EDIT: VT apparently is moving in.

    Virginia Tech plans to build a $1 billion graduate campus within walking distance of Amazon’s new headquarters in Northern Virginia, the keystone in an expansion of technology education in the state designed to lure the company to the region and then to address the long-term impact of Amazon’s decision.

    Sands said Virginia Tech had been working on the idea of an innovation campus for about four years, but a little over a year ago, state officials asked the university to lead a higher-education package that would be part of the region’s bid to Amazon. That accelerated the process — especially with a $250 million funding commitment from the commonwealth.

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/educ...pus-northern-virginia/?utm_term=.c08f4b0d9d2d

    That is such bullshit. The state should have given Mason the $250M to build that campus. So, instead of benefiting from the Amazon move, Mason gets a competitor in our backyard.
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