CAE Communities of Practice

Cyber Defense (CAE-CD) designation is awarded to regionally accredited academic institutions offering cybersecurity degrees and/or certificates at the Associates, Bachelors, and graduate levels.
Cyber Operations (CAE-CO) designation is a deeply technical, interdisciplinary higher education program, firmly grounded in the computer science, computer engineering, and/or electrical engineering disciplines, with extensive opportunities for hands-on applications via labs and exercises.
Cyber Research (CAE-R) designation is awarded to DoD schools, PhD-producing military academies, or regionally accredited, degree-granting four-year institutions rated by the Carnegie Foundation Basic Classification system as either a Doctoral University – Highest Research Activity (R1), Doctoral University – Higher Research Activity (R2), or Doctoral University – Moderate Research Activity (R3).