Cybersecurity Education and Research Center (CERC)

Cybersecurity Education and Research Center (CERC)

The Cybersecurity Education and Research Center (CERC) was created as an academic-public-private partnership in the Howard University School of Business to develop cybersecurity professionals, conduct research, and support outreach to underserved communities.

Cybersecurity Offerings 

  • Cybersecurity Concentration 

  • Cybersecurity Certificate 

  • Programs, Activities, and Competitions 

  • Scholarships and Internships 

  • Research Projects 

Cybersecurity Center New | Summer - Fall 2022 Activities    

- National Student Leadership Conference Presentations - Aug 16th & Aug 27th

- Chevron Scholarship announcement - Aug 29th

- Lockheed Martin Cybersecurity Scholarship announcement - Aug 29th

- HBCU National Cyber League (NCL) scholarships applications begin - Aug 29th

- HUSB Center Fair 11am-4pm on Aug 30th (School of Business , 1st floor)

- Cybersecurity Center Student Kick-off - Sep 8th (School of Business - rm 426)

- Cybersecurity Speaker Series (Expel Inc) - Sep 22nd (tentative)

- National Cyber League (NCL) Competition (Virtual) ; Oct 10th – Nov 6th

- Cybersecurity Speaker Series - Nov 10th (tentative)

- Lockheed Martin Cybersecurity Skills Workshop: Jan 2023 (tentative)

Cybersecurity Center Goals

  • Create a pipeline of diverse cybersecurity talent with the required business and technical skills

  • Deliver innovative inter-disciplinary cybersecurity research programs and thought leadership

  • Create partnerships and programs to support cybersecurity workforce development in underserved communities  

Meet the Team 

The CERC is part of the Howard University School of Business under Dean Wilbon with the following Staff:

  • Associate Dean and Director | Dr. Rajni Goel ( 

  • Program Manager | Robert Burke ( 

Contact Us

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