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Cybersecurity Center


The Cybersecurity Center (CSC) at California State University, San Bernardino (CSUSB) is a pioneer in cybersecurity education. In 2008, the Cybersecurity Center became a Center of Academic Excellence (CAE) in Information Assurance by the National Security Agency (NSA) and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). As a reflection of our excellence, in 2014, CSUSB received our designation as a CAE in Cyber Defense Education (CDE) through 2021, recognized for our specialty areas in Cyber Investigations and Network Security Administration.

As one of four Centers of Academic Excellence National Resource Centers (CAE CNRC) selected by the National Security Agency (NSA), home to the nationally acclaimed NICE Challenge Project, and host to one of the top CyberCorps®: Scholarship for Service (SFS) programs in the Nation, the center continues to push the boundaries and possibilities of cyber education. Never shying away from a challenge, the center also recently became the lead institution for the nationally renowned INSuRE program, sponsored by the NSA, and co-lead with Whatcom Community College (WCC) on the launch of the Community College Cybersecurity Pilot (C3P) program, sponsored by the National Science Foundation (NSF) and modeled off our own SFS program.

Annually, the center also participates in several local, regional, and national events that boost the profile of CSUSB and our talented students. Because of the increased level of interest, the center hosted events with companies like Google, IBM, Bank of America, Booz Allen Hamilton, Northrop Grumman, NSA, NSF, DHS, and Lawrence Livermore National Lab (LLNL). Many of these companies hired CSUSB students/alumni. Also, the center boasts an active student club, the Cyber Intelligence and Security Organization (CISO). CISO won three out of four first-place prizes at the Information Technology Competition (ITC) hosted by Cal Poly Pomona and hosts over ten active student projects.


Where There is Interest, There is Learning

Our center produces the next-generation cybersecurity workforce. To grow this workforce, we provide CSUSB students with unique learning environments that help accelerate their growth inside and outside of the classroom.  From stripping a car to create a vehicle-to-vehicle test bench to providing resources for student projects run through CISO, the student experience at CSUSB is like no other in the Nation.

With our award-winning Cyber Defense teams and our well-equipped cybersecurity lab, at CSUSB, you receive the education you need to become the next generation cyber professional. We invite you to explore the opportunities, programs, and student resources provided by the center to learn how you can get involved.