Center for Cybersecurity

An NSA/DHS Designated National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber-Defense Education, we are committed to cybersecurity research, education and future workforce development.


National Need for Cybersecurity Professionals

Students enrolled in PNW’s Computer Information Technology undergraduate program and MS Technology CIT Concentration graduate program are eligible for two special scholarship opportunities.

See Scholarships

Designated National CAE in Cyber Defense Education Certificate

National Center of Academic Excellence

in Cyber Defense Education

This certificate is presented in recognition of significant contributions in support of the National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education (NICE): Building a digital nation by broadening the pool of skilled workers with cyber defense expertise, capable of supporting a cyber-secure nation, and ultimately contributing to the protection of the national information infrastructure.

Purdue Northwest’s ability to educate a highly skilled cybersecurity workforce is a strategic national security advantage.

Karen Leuschner, NSA National CAE Program Manager


About Us

Our mission is to advance the security of the nation’s critical cyber infrastructures through research, education and outreach.


See our impact, including journal publications, conference papers and conference program committee participation.

Partners and Outreach

We are proud to connect with the community as well as additional national centers of academic excellence.