Explore the Center for Cybersecurity’s partners and outreach.


The Center for Cybersecurity at Purdue University Northwest is a satellite center of Purdue University West Lafayette’s Center for Education and Research in Information Assurance and Security (CERIAS).

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CERIAS is currently viewed as one of the world’s leading centers for research and education in areas of information security that are crucial to the protection of critical computing and communication infrastructure.

CERIAS is unique among such national centers in its multidisciplinary approach to the problems, ranging from purely technical issues (e.g., intrusion detection, network security, etc) to ethical, legal, educational, communicational, linguistic and economic issues, and the subtle interactions and dependencies among them.

National Centers of Academic Excellence in Cybersecurity

Dakota State University
NSF MRI Grant, “MRI: Acquisition of an Online Banking System for Information Assurance Research,” with Josh Pauli and Yong Wang. Research publications with Dianxiang Xu and Kyle Cronin. Project Collaboration (NSF MRI, NCAE-C Cybersecurity Credit Transfer Initiative) and Research publications.

Forsyth Tech – Community College (NC)
Project Collaboration (NCAE-C Cybersecurity Credit Transfer Initiative)

Norwich University, Senior Military College, Vermont
Project Collaboration (NCAE-C Cybersecurity Credit Transfer Initiative, part of Norwich University’s Careers Preparation National Center)

Towson University | Maryland’s University of Opportunities
Project Collaboration (NCAE-C Cybersecurity Curriculum Commission)

The University of North Carolina at Charlotte | UNC Charlotte
Project Collaboration (NCAE-C Cyber Workforce Development Initiative)

University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
Project Collaboration (NCAE-C Cyber Workforce Development Initiative)

Ivy Tech Community College (IN)
Project Collaboration (NSF CyberCorps, NCAE-C Cyber Workforce Development Initiative, NSF/NSA GenCyber) and Articulation Agreement

Moraine Valley Community College (IL)
Project Collaboration (NSF CyberCorps) and Articulation Agreement

Institution with Collaborated Education Activities

Prairie State College (IL)
Articulation Agreement

Institution with Credit Transfer Agreements

Ivy Tech to PNW Transfer Guide: Cybersecurity

Connect with the CAE Community

Center of Academic Excellence in Cybersecurity Community LogoIn 1999, the National Security Agency (NSA) launched the Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance Education (CAE-IAE) program. Under this program, an institution could receive the CAE-IAE designation if it passed rigorous curriculum and program requirements. Today, the National Centers of Academic Excellence in Cybersecurity (NCAE-C) Program has over 400 institutions all over the Nation with designations in Cyber Defense (CAE-CD), Cyber Research (CAE-R), and Cyber Operations (CAE-CO). Stay informed about the latest in the CAE Community by visiting the CAE in Cybersecurity website.

Cyber Competitions

The National Cyber League (NCL) is the most inclusive, performance-based, learning-centered collegiate cybersecurity competition today!

The NCL, powered by Cyber Skyline, enables students to prepare and test themselves against practical cybersecurity challenges that they will likely face in the workforce, such as identifying hackers from forensic data, pentesting and audit vulnerable websites, recovering from ransomware attacks, and much more!

Open to U.S. high school and college students, the NCL is a community and virtual training ground that allow students to develop and demonstrate their technical cybersecurity skills, helping students bridge the gap from curriculum to career!

View More About The National Cyber League

The mission of the Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition (CCDC) system is to provide institutions with an information assurance or computer security curriculum a controlled, competitive environment to assess their student’s depth of understanding and operational competency in managing the challenges inherent in protecting a corporate network infrastructure and business information systems.

View More About the National Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition

Cybersecurity News

Community Outreach

  • College of Technology STEM education and career events
  • College of Technology Technology Day Show Case
  • CIT K12 School outreach activities on Twitter
  • CIT Industry Advisory Board and IAB Meetings
  • CIT Indiana K12 Teacher Workshop (SUNRISE)
  • PNW Pave
  • Preview PNW
  • PNW Welcome Week

Security Resources and Awareness

Secure Purdue
The goal of Secure Purdue is to further Purdue’s mission by protecting the confidentiality, integrity and availability of University information and technology assets.