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Cal State San Bernardino’s Cybersecurity Center, which has been recognized as one of the nation’s leaders in the cyber education field, will hold an open house on Friday, Oct. 22, where attendees can learn about the exciting opportunities available in cyber education, scholarships, apprenticeships and career readiness development.

The free event is geared toward students, their families, faculty and counselors. It will be held from 6-8 p.m. at the Jack H. Brown College of Business and Public Administration.

The event will highlight the Cybersecurity Center and Cyber Club’s accomplishments, vision, and goals for the coming years. Achievements in outreach will be highlighted by the Cyber Intelligence and Security Organization, with the second hour of the evening exhibiting cyber club project demonstrations in ethical hacking, air and ground fleet drones, digital forensics, network engineering, and augmented reality (AR) / virtual reality (VR) gadgeteering. 

Tony Coulson, Cybersecurity Center executive director, and Vincent Nestler, director, will talk about newly received National Security Agency and National Science Foundation educational grants that are sponsoring millions of dollars for projects by the CSUSB cyber program-founded National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education (NICE) Challenge and Inland Empire Cybersecurity Initiative Community Development.

Shanthi Srinivas, who was recently appointed dean of the Jack H. Brown College, and Jay Varzandeh, chair of the Information Decision Sciences Department, which houses the Cybersecurity Center, will be on hand to offer advice and encouragement to current and prospective cybersecurity program students.

Last year the CSUSB Cybersecurity Center was named the Centers of Academic Excellence in Cybersecurity (CAE-C) Community National Center by the National Security Agency, which selected the CSUSB center for a $10.5 million grant and directed the university to be a leader of the agency’s core workforce development initiative, the Centers of Academic Excellence (CAE) in Cybersecurity Community.

In its designation as a national center, the CSUSB Cybersecurity Center has worked to establish and manage three CAE-C Communities of Practice, coordinate cutting-edge research, establish and support five regional hubs around the country, and support cybersecurity education nationally.

To register for the event, visit the CSUSB Cybersecurity Center Open House Eventbrite site. Learn more about the open house at the cybersecurity events page.