APUS Selected as Member of US Cyber Command’s AEN

The American Public University System (APUS) is joining forces with the US Cyber Command (USCYBERCOM) to help boost the nation’s cybersecurity posture.

In a statement released 31st March 2022, APUS announced its selection as a member of USCYBERCOM’s Academic Engagement Network (AEN), which includes more than 70 graduate institutions and 14 community colleges. This partnership can create new opportunities for students in our cyber programs to work in areas critical to our national security.

APUS is a private online learning university system composed of American Military University and American Public University. Each offers a strong cyber defense-focused curriculum at undergraduate and graduate levels. The National Security Agency (NSA) and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) have designated APUS as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Cybersecurity (CAE-C).

The AEN group was established to advance cybersecurity in four areas: applied cyber research, engaging the future workforce, applied analytics, and enriching strategic dialogue.

Joining the AEN enables academic institutions to receive communications about changes in the cyberspace domain that may impact their students together with invitations to webinars about USCYBERCOM’s technical and non-technical problems. They also gain access to guest lecturers from USCYBERCOM on cyberspace strategy, policy, law, innovation and workforce issues.

The next round of AEN partner applications will start accepting submissions on 1st July 2022.