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 | Winter - Spring 2023 Activities    

  • Cybersecurity Club - Bi-weekly meetings start Jan 20th @11:30am (School of Business Cyber Lab - Rm 427)
  • Cybersecurity Center Panel presentations (Business School Auditorium)- Jan 31st
  • HBCU National Cyber League (NCL) scholarships application window - Jan 30th - Mar 13th 
  • Cybersecurity Speaker Series (Chevron) - Feb 27th @11:10am (Cyber Lab - Rm 427)
  • National Cyber League (NCL) Competition ; Mar 20th – Apr 16th
  • Threat Intelligence workshop - Apr 7th @11am (Cyber Lab)
  • Cybersecurity Certification Workshop: May 2023 (tentative)
  • National Student Leadership Conference - Cybersecurity workshops - June 2023

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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