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Welcome to MN Cyber Institute, a statewide initiative that provides quality education, innovative public/private partnerships, interdisciplinary research, and community engagement. The institute also serves as the center for cybersecurity at Metro State University.

Strategic Vision

Position Minnesota among the top-ten leading states in cybersecurity.

Mission

Make Minnesota a national leader in cybersecurity through education, innovative public/private partnerships, interdisciplinary research, and community engagement.

Goals

The Executive Director and Sponsors have formalized the following set of goals:

  • Enhance Minnesota’s cybersecurity workforce
  • Foster cybersecurity education and research at all levels
  • Act as a cybersecurity clearinghouse and resource for the entire state
  • Attract new financial, healthcare, transportation, and technology companies to Minnesota

Metro State University is designated as the National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense

Metro State University is a National Security Agency (NSA) designated National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense (NCAE-CD) institution. NCAE-CD institutions receive formal recognition from the U.S. Government and opportunities for prestige and publicity for securing our Nation's information systems. The Cybersecurity program curriculum also conforms to the NSA requirements for maintaining the NCAE-CD designation. Metro State is also a member of the NCAE Community.