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CSUSB Cybersecurity Center hosting annual Open House


CSUSB Cybersecurity Center hosting annual Open House Oct. 18

San Bernardino, Ca -Cal State San Bernardino’s Cyber Intelligence and Security Organization (CISO) will hold a free open house on Friday, Oct. 18, for all students, high school and community college counselors, parents, and students interested in cyber technology.

The open house will be held from 6-8 p.m. in the Jack H. Brown College of Business and Public Administration, Room 102. Parking will be available in lots G, H, and F. Standard parking rates apply. 

The student organization has grown from a small student club (InfoSec Club), into a professional student organization thanks to the outstanding efforts from the CISO outreach officers and supporting team. The student organization has managed to significantly increase the number of members that are passionate and willing to take on challenges in today’s cybersecurity industry.

The organization’s activities have garnered interest from various employers and leaders in the community, as well as visitors from Fortune 500 companies and federal government agencies, which frequently attend student project showcases. Students participating in these projects develop critical thinking and analysis techniques that can be applied in real-world cybersecurity problems.

Involvement in projects allows students to explore in-depth topics that are only briefly discussed in class. This has helped students gain an edge when seeking networking and employment opportunities.

Along with learning new skills, students in the organization are encouraged to join competitions such as Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition (CCDC), National Cyber League (NCL), Information Technology Competition (ITC), and CyberForce Competition. The competitions put students in situations that allow them to make critical decisions similar to those that businesses face every day.

CISO members’ willingness to take on these challenges and learn from them has enabled the club to develop relationships with major companies such as Facebook, Red Hat, and more. Thanks in part to these relationships, more companies have reached out to provide valuable training and resources to ensure that students have the best quality education possible.

The progress of the last ten years will be evident to those attending this year’s CSUSB Cybersecurity Center Open House. The program’s high-quality degrees, opportunities to work with faculty, national scholarships, and student-led projects are capturing the attention of employers across the country.

Due partly to the national recognition of CSUSB’s cybersecurity program, CISO club membership has soared this past year, impacting the quality and quantity of projects. Students in the club emphasize that there is no cybersecurity knowledge required to participate.

“Every day new students walk into the lab, wanting to see how they can join the club and participate in a project,” club president Manny Vasquez said. “We have something for everyone.”

For more information or request accommodations, please contact or call (909) 537-7535.

About Cal State San Bernardino

California State University, San Bernardino is a preeminent center of intellectual and cultural activity in Inland Southern California. Opened in 1965 and set at the foothills of the beautiful San Bernardino Mountains, the university serves more than 20,000 students each year and graduates about 4,000 students annually. The university offers more than 70 traditional baccalaureate and master’s degree programs, education credential and certificate programs, and a doctorate program in educational leadership. Every one of its academic programs that is eligible has earned national accreditation. CSUSB reflects the dynamic diversity of the region and has the most diverse student population of any university in the Inland Empire. More than 80 percent of those who graduate are the first in their families to do so.

For more information on Cal State San Bernardino, contact the university’s Office of Strategic Communication at (909) 537-5007 and visit