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 | Completed Activities Fall 2022 - Spring 2023 

  • Coding Collaborative Club Kickoff Meeting: May 6th (Cyber Lab)
  • National Security Institute (NSI) panel: March 29th (Room 200) 
  • Ernst & Young Cybersecurity presentation: March 22nd (Cyber Lab)
  • National Cyber League (NCL) Competition: March 20th - April 16th 
  • HBCU National Cyber League (NCL) scholarships applications due: March 13th 
  • Cybersecurity Speaker Series (Chevron) - Feb 27th @11am (Cyber Lab - Rm 427)
  • Cybersecurity Center Panel presentations (Business School Auditorium)- Jan 31st
  • MicroSoft Threat Intelligence workshop – November 3rd @11am (Cyber Lab)
  • Chevron and Lockheed Martin Cybersecurity Scholarship Applications due: October 6th 
  • 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:

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Howard Cybersecurity Policies

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

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