The Center for Cyber Defense at North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University (NCA&T) was designed to educate and prepare students to serve the Unites States as professionals in the field of Cybersecurity. The primary goal towards meeting this objective is to develop its integrated education and interdiciplinary research program in Cybersecurity

The Center for Cyber Defense at NCA&T is designated as National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Education (CAE-CDE)