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Cal State San Bernardino’s Cybersecurity Center, recognized as one of the nation’s leaders in the cyber education field, will hold an open house geared toward students, their families, faculty and school counselors on Friday, Oct. 21 during the university’s Homecoming Week.

Attendees will learn about opportunities available in cyber education, scholarships, apprenticeships, research, community and workforce development, outreach, and career readiness at the free event, 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 with achievements in outreach will be highlighted by the Cyber Intelligence and Security Organization (CISO).

The second hour of the evening will feature exhibiting cyber club project demonstrations in ethical hacking, air and ground fleet drones, digital forensics, network engineering, industrial control systems, RFID services, web security,  mobile pentesting – an authorized simulated attack performed on a computer system to evaluate its security, and augmented reality (AR) / virtual reality (VR) gadgeteering.

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

Tomas Gomez-Arias, recently appointed dean of the Jack H. Brown College, and Conrad Shayo, 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.

In 2020 the CSUSB Cybersecurity Center was named the Centers of Academic Excellence in Cybersecurity (CAE-C) Community National Center by the National Security Agency. The NSA also recently selected the CSUSB center for an additional $12 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 2022 Eventbrite site. Learn more about the open house at the cybersecurity events page.