Cybersecurity Education and Research Center (CERC)

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Cybersecurity is rapidly growing career field study and a top priority for national security.  The growth in unfilled cybersecurity positions is far exceeding supply with projected a global shortage of 3.5m positions in 2025 per the Cyber Venture ‘2023 Official Cybersecurity Jobs Report’.  The Howard Cybersecurity program provides students with the training and programs needed to be successful in a variety of entry level cybersecurity career paths.  

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 and Cybersecurity Certificate
  • Programs, Activities, and Competitions 
  • Scholarships and Internships 
  • Research Projects 

Computer Information Systems Cybersecurity Concentration

Cybersecurity Center | Current Activities - Summer 2023 

  • SANS 'Jump into Summer' Registration (deadline June 4th
  • Intelligence Community CAE Scholars Applications due (June 6th) 
  • Howard I/S High School Summer Camp (July 10th - 14th
  • Security+ Cybersecurity Certification Bundles (June 2023) 
  • National Student Leadership Conference - Cybersecurity Workshops - June 2023 

Cybersecurity Center | Current Activities - Fall 2023

  • Online Security+ Certification Bootcamp (Sep - Nov 2023)
  • Cybersecurity Speaker Series (Chevron) - Sep 25th
  • Intelligence Community CAE Symposium (Oct 13th) 
  • National Cyber League (NCL) Competition (Oct 2023)
  • Cybersecurity Risk Exercise (PWC) - Oct 25th
  • Cybersecurity Speaker Series (Crowdstrike) - Nov 2023  
  • Coding Collaborative Club  - Fridays 
  • Cybersecurity Club - Fridays

Meet the Team 

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

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Howard Cybersecurity Policies

Please refer to the following link to view Howard University Enterprise Technical Services (ETS) security policies

Contact for more information on Cyber Center Research Projects