Senator Patrick Leahy School of
Cybersecurity & Advanced Computing
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“A First Try at ROI” At 30 and 40 years postenrollment, Norwich ranked in the top 7 percent for best net present value among the 4,529 schools ranked in Georgetown University’s “A First Try at ROI” study.
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Crooks are exploiting holes in our information economy. Our students work to stop them.

Whether they’re focused on computer network security, malware, forensics or cyberinvestigation, students in Norwich’s cybersecurity programs: Bachelor of Science in Computer Security and Information Assurance (CSIA), Bachelor of Science in Cybersecurity online degree completion program and Master of Science in Information Security and Assurance, will be well prepared for the kind of job that never gets stale and protects our country and private interests.

By blending theory and hands-on experience and using state-of-the-art forensic tools unheard of at other institutions of this size, our students learn skills to meet critical demand for jobs in private industry, government, law enforcement, the military, health services and academia.



  • Computer Crime & Forensics
  • Computer Science
  • Information Assurance



  • In 2020, Norwich was asked to lead a first-of-its-kind consortium among the Senior Military Colleges to develop the Department of Defense Cyber Institute. Norwich cyber students can apply to the Cyber Leader Development Program at the end of their sophomore year. Members of the CLDP cohort receive funding to support summer enrichment programs, certification training and exams, travel to conferences and competitions, and access to exclusive paid internships in support of industry-leading cyber research and network security monitoring.


  • Norwich University is one of very few academic institutions to be designated as both a Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Education since 2001, by the National Security Agency of the United States of America, and a Center of Digital Forensics Academic Excellence since 2012 by the Defense of Cyber Crime Center of the U.S. Air Force Office of Special Operations.

“To give our youth an education that shall be American in its character – to enable them to act as well as to think – to execute as well as to conceive – to tolerate all opinions when reason is left free to combat them – to make moral, patriotic, efficient, and useful citizens, and to qualify them for all those high responsibilities resting upon a citizen in this free republic.”

First Published — 1843 Catalog

Meet Our Cybersecurity Faculty

  • Huw O. L. Read

    Huw O. L. Read

    “I’m blown over by the students and their enthusiasm for the subject. They’re a great bunch, and they really want to go on and do good in the world.” Read More
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Sen. Patrick Leahy School of
Cybersecurity and Advanced Computing

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Accreditation and Recognition

Regional Accreditation Norwich University is accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE), known formerly as the Commission on Institutions of Higher Education of the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Inc. (NEASC).
National Recognition The National Security Agency and Department of Homeland Security have designated Norwich University as a Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense.
Professional Accreditation Norwich University's Project Management concentration in both the MBA and Master of Science in Information Security and Assurance programs is accredited by the PMI Global Accreditation Center for Project Management Education Programs (GAC).
Academic Excellence The U.S. Department of Defense Cyber Crime Center (DC3) has named Norwich University a National Center of Digital Forensics Academic Excellence (CDFAE).

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