Information Assurance & Security Management Cyber Security Center


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Cal State University San Bernardino is a leader in cybersecurity education for the nation. Due to the excellent curriculum and faculty expertise in cybersecurity, CSUSB has been designated as a Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance by the National Security Agency and the Department of Homeland Security since 2008. As a reflection of this excellence, CSUSB was just designated as a Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense/Information Assurance through 2021. We were futher recognized for our speciality areas in Cyber Investigations and Network Security Administration.

The University has been continually recognized for it's excellence and unique approaches to education with Money Magazine ranking CSUSB as the 12th best education value in  the USA (2014).


The Business Administration with a Cyber Security concentration was one of the first cybersecurity tracks in California. We have now expanded to include Criminal Justice, Public Administration, and National Security Studies. The Information and Decisions Sciences department has received cybersecurity grants from the National Science Foundation, Department of Defense, and several other federal and state agencies. From our award-winning Cyber Defense teams, to our full Cyber Corps scholarships for cybersecurity students and our cybersecurity programs available across disciplines at the undergraduate and graduate level, CSUSB allows you to receive the education you need to succeed in the field. Cyber Security skills are some of the most sought after employment skills in the nation.

One specific focus has been on developing student skills that meet the immediate needs of employers. Through our various partnerships we have created unique curriculum and programs that customize the skill set of our students. A graduate of our program may already have technical skills in Cisco, Linux, VMWare, Windows Servers, Oracle, SAP and ArcGIS. Aside from the technical skills, our students have a broad background focusing on project management, accounting, finance, economics, law, enterprise architecture, intelligence, supply chain, computer forensics, ERP systems, business intelligence, asset tracking and more.

CSUSB is also a leading member of Cyberwatch West, a National Science Foundation Advanced Technology Education Center, whose mission is to provide cyber security resources for the entire western United States.

Our Cyber Security program is available as a B.S. (Admin, Cyber Security concentration), M.B.A. or M.P.A. (Masters of Public Administration). In 2014, a new Cyber Security Option is available for Criminal Justice majors. A Cyber Security Certificate is available for Computer Science and National Security Studies students.

Please explore our website and the Department of Information and Decision Sciences website ( There are many opportunities for outstanding academics, full-ride scholarships, work experience and ways to become partners in our program.


Tony Coulson, Ph.D., Director