Center for Cybersecurity Education

The Saint Leo University Center for Cybersecurity Education (CCE) was established in 2014 by the Department of Computer Science and Information Systems in the School of Business at Saint Leo University. Our main objectives of the center are:

  • Enriching cybersecurity education by strengthening the undergraduate and graduate curricula.
  • Creating knowledgeable and skilled workforce to supply a steady stream of cybersecurity professionals to serve various sectors including government and private industries.
  • Encouraging and supporting faculty and student engagement in applied cybersecurity research.

Our academic programs include both undergraduate and graduate degrees, which are supported by a state of the art cybersecurity lab, a cyberforensic lab, and two traditional computer science labs. Graduates from our programs are equipped with knowledge and experience to pursue careers in the IT industry or advanced research degrees.

Faculty and students conduct research on a wide range of topics including cryptography, database security, information systems security, mobile security, and network security.

The National Security Agency and the Department of Homeland Security have designated Saint Leo University as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Education (CAE-CDE) through 2021.

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The center is useful to both public and private organizations by providing training and research on current cybersecurity threats and vulnerabilities. In addition, Saint Leo University is an international academic program partner with (ISC)². Click here for more details.

For additional information contact:

Dr. Marwan Omar, marwan.omar@saintleo.edu, CCE Coordinator
Dr. Van Nguyen, van.nguyen @saintleo.edu, CCE Coordinator
Dr. Derek Mohammed, derek.mohammed @saintleo.edu, CCE Director