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California State University, San Bernardino (CSUSB) is a national leader in cybersecurity education. Due to the excellent curriculum and faculty expertise in cybersecurity, CSUSB has been designated as a Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance by the National Security Agency and the Department of Homeland Security since 2008. As a reflection of this excellence, CSUSB was just designated as a Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense/Information Assurance through 2021. We were further recognized for our specialty areas in Cyber Investigations and Network Security Administration.

Business Administration with a Cybersecurity concentration was one of the first cybersecurity tracks in California. We have now expanded to include Criminal Justice, Public Administration, and National Security Studies. The Information and Decisions Sciences (IDS) department within the Jack H. Brown College of Business and Public Administration received cyber security grants from the National Science Foundation, Department of Defense, and other federal and state agencies. These grants allow us to offer full-ride scholarships and help make cybersecurity programs available across disciplines at the undergraduate and graduate levels.

From our award-winning Cyber Defense teams to well-equipped cybersecurity lab, CSUSB will help you receive the education you need to succeed in the field.

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Applications are closed. If you are interested in applying for SFS in 2020, applications will open in Winter 2020. If you have any questions, contact the Cybersecurity Center at or 909-537-7535. Be sure to schedule an appointment with Dr. Coulson by emailing or stop by our office in Jack H. Brown 282.


This past year, a team of six CSUSB students worked with Argonne National Laboratory to research the threat connected vehicles pose to society. The course was 15 weeks long including hands-on actives like diving under the hood of a Volkswagen Beetle as well as researching, special guest speakers, and formal presentations to technical directors.    
Out of the team of students, two of them were selected for a fully paid 10-week summer internship at Argonne National Laboratory to continue their research. The class narrowed its scope by going from theoretical to practical applications. The students took a look under the hood of a 2008 Hyundai Sonata, understanding the electrical and computerized components, to create a test bench of the same network protocol that will be used for wireless vehicle communications. This has allowed students to test and learn about the network as well as explore areas of vulnerability.

The Insure class IST 590, 4 units and meets Fridays, 9am-1pm 
Students that take the course will be eligible to potentially attend a paid eight-week summer research program at Purdue University.
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Faculty Office Hours 

Tony Coulson
By appointment,
Jack H. Brown Hall Room 282

 Vincent Nestler
Jack H. Brown Hall Room 513


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