Cyber Security Center

Cyber Security Center

Our Government has identified Cyber Security as one of the most serious economic and national security challenges we face as a nation and has ear-marked cybersecurity education as a major part of its Comprehensive National Cyber Security Initiative. According to a study conducted by Symantec in 2015, more than 317 million new pieces of malware — computer viruses or other malicious software — were created last year. That means nearly one million new threats were released each day.

Kaspersky Real-Time Cyber Threat Map

The Cyber Security Center provides a state-of-the-art environment where students and faculty can collaborate, conduct research, and work with the latest technology providing a rich and dynamic learning experience.

The purpose of the Cyber Security Center is to:

  • Enhance student education and research in the area of cyber security and to facilitate the sharing of expertise and perspectives
  • Engage students in experiential learning opportunities through service and research
  • Provide collaboration with faculty, staff, students, vendors, and businesses
  • Form public/private alliances between academia, government, corporations and cutting edge technology firms
  • Maintain sustainable, mutually-transformative partnerships across campus and between campus and community
  • Provide outreach to local, regional, national, and international communities focusing on education, workshops, and meetings promoting the study and practice of cyber security
  • Garner external funding in support of teaching, learning, and scholarship activities