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 

  1. Cybersecurity Concentration 
  2. Cybersecurity Certificate 
  3. Programs, Activities, and Competitions 
  4. Scholarships and Internships 
  5. Research Projects 

Cybersecurity Center News | Spring 2021 

  • Eight seniors completed the Cybersecurity concentration. (Congratulations!) 
  • Howard University students participated in the Spring National Cyber League (NCL) 
  • Nine students received Spring 2021 Chevron Cybersecurity Scholarships 
  • Amazon Webservices (AWS) Cloud Bootcamp was held for Howard students
  • Virtual cybersecurity competition training provided to HBCU Consortium schools
  • Four student-led joint projects with Accenture completed 
  • Four research projects inflight with NSA and SBA partners 

Cybersecurity Center New | Fall 2021 

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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