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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 National Security Agency (NSA) and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) designated CSUSB as a Center of Academic Excellence (CAE) in Information Assurance. A CAE designation is a coveted recognition for cyber schools as it demonstrates the standard of excellence for cyber education in the Nation. As a reflection of our excellence, in 2021, CSUSB was redesignated as a CAE in Cyber Defense Education (CAE-CD) through 2028, recognized for our specialty areas in Cyber Investigations and Network Security Administration.

In 2020, the CSC was recognized as the CAE in Cybersecurity (CAE-C) Community National Center. Focused on the development of a robust cybersecurity workforce, the CAE-C Community National Center will provide support to the 400+ CAE institutions and projects across the Nation. CSUSB is 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 and modeled after the National Science Foundation (NSF) CyberCorps┬«: Scholarship for Service.

Annually, the center 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 Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL). Many of these companies hired CSUSB students/alumni. The center boasts an active student club, the Cyber Intelligence and Security Organization (CISO).


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.