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The Virginia Department of Education firmly believes in the importance of Cyber Security for the future of the Commonwealth. We encourage both students and adults to stay up to date on current Cyber Security issues and solutions in this ever-evolving environment.

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Cyber Fusion 2018

Commonwealth Cyber Fusion is an invitation-only event for Virginia community colleges and universities that are National Centers of Academic Excellence in Cyber Security. This event is co-hosted by Senator Mark R. Warner and Governor Ralph Northam at Virginia Military Institute.

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Cyber Range

Making Virginia a national resource for cybersecurity education.

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NICE

National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education

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College/UniversityPrograms offered
Blue Ridge Community College
Weyer's Cave, Virginia
2 Year
Public
Career Studies Certificate Career Studies Certificate in Cyber Security
 
College of William and Mary
Williamsburg, Virginia
4 Year
Public
Course Course in Data and Software Security
Course Course in Computer and Network Security
Doctoral Research Group Doctoral Research Group with Professor Kun Sun, of Department of Defense
 
Danville Community College
Danville, Virginia
2 Year
Public
National Center of Excellence
Certificate Certificate in Cybercrime Investigation
 
George Mason University
Fairfax, Virginia
4 Year
Public
National Center of Excellence
Cybersecurity Public Service Scholarship Program Eligible M.S. in Telecommunications and Graduate Certificate in Telecommunications Forensics and Security
Masters Degree M.S. in Telecommunications
Masters Degree M.B.A. track in Critical Infrastructure Protection and Management
Masters Degree M.S. in Information Security and Assurance
Masters Degree M.S. in Applied Information Technology with concentration in Cyber Security
Masters Degree M.S. in Computer Forensics
Masters Degree M.S. in Data Analytics with concentration in Digital Forensics
Masters Degree M.S. in Management of Secure Information Systems
Bachelors Degree B.S. in Information Technology with concentration in Information Security
Bachelors Degree Bachelor of Applied Science with Concentration in Cyber Security
Bachelors Degree B.S. in Cyber Security Engineering
Graduate Certificate Graduate Certificate in Applied Cyber Security
Graduate Certificate Graduate Certificate in Information Security and Assurance
Graduate Certificate Graduate Certificate in Tactical Computer Operations
Graduate Certificate Graduate Certificate in Telecommunications Forensics and Security
Center/Institute Mason Center for Security Information Systems
Center/Institute Center for Assured Research and Engineering
 
George Washington University
Washington, DC
4 Year
Public
National Center of Excellence
Cybersecurity Public Service Scholarship Program Eligible B.S. in Cybersecurity
Bachelors Degree B.S. in Cybersecurity
Certificate Certificate in Computer Security and Information Assistance
Center/Institute Cyber Security Policy and Research Institute
  • National Center of Excellence in Information Assurance Education
  • National Center of Excellence in Information Assurance/Cyber Defense Research
Germanna Community College
Locust Grove, Virginia
2 Year
Public
Certification CompTIA Security+
Concentration Concentration in Network Security for Associate’s Computer and Information Science Degree
 
Hampton University
Hampton, Virginia
4 Year
Private
National Center of Excellence
Masters Degree M.S. for Information Assurance
  • Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance Education
  • NSF CyberCorps Scholarship for Information Assurance recipient
James Madison University
Harrisonburg, Virginia
4 Year
Public
National Center of Excellence
Masters Degree M.S. in Computer Science with concentration in Information Security and Digital Forensics
Masters Degree M.B.A. with concentration in Information Security
Bachelors Degree B.S. in Intelligence Analysis
Certificate Certificate in Information Systems Security
Certificate Certificate in Network/Information Security
Professional Development VATCyber Boot Camp and GenCyber Boot Camp instructing teachers in cyber security education
  • National Center of Excellence in Information Assurance Education
  • NSF CyberCorps Scholarship for Information Assurance recipient
John Tyler Community College
Chester, Virginia
2 Year
Public
Career Studies Certificate Career Studies Certificate in Cyber Security
 
Liberty University
Lynchburg, Virginia
4 Year
Private
Masters Degree M.S. in Cyber Security
Masters Degree M.S. in Information Systems with an Information Assurance concentration
Bachelors Degree B.S. in Computer Science with a Cyber Security concentration
Bachelors Degree B.S. in Information Technology with Data Networking and Security concentration
Bachelors Degree B.S. in Information Systems with Information Assurance concentration
Minor Minor in Information Security
Certificate Certificate in Information Assurance
 
Longwood University
Farmville, Virginia
4 Year
Public
National Center of Excellence
Bachelors Degree B.S. in Business Administration with a concentration in Information Systems & Cyber Security
Minor Minor in Cyber Security, Forensics and Policy
Partnerships/Consortiums Partners with Commonwealth Center for Advanced Logistics Systems
  • National Center for Digital Forensics Academic Excellence by US Department of Defense
Lord Fairfax Community College
Middletown, Virginia
2 Year
Public
National Center of Excellence
Career Studies Certificate Career Studies Certificate in Cyber Security
Associates Degree A.A.S. in Information Systems Technology with concentration in Cybersecurity
Associates Degree A.A.S. in Cybersecurity
  • National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense for 2 Year Education
Lynchburg College
Lynchburg, Virginia
4 Year
Private
Graduate Certificate Cybersecurity Graduate Certificate
 
Marymount University
Arlington, Virginia
4 Year
Private
National Center of Excellence
Masters Degree M.S. in Cybersecurity
Masters Degree M.S. in Information Technology with concentration in Cybersecurity
Masters Degree Dual Degree Program (M.S. in Information Technology and M.S. in Cybersecurity)
Bachelors Degree B.S. in Information Technology with concentration in Networking and Cybersecurity
Combined Degree Program Combined B.S./M.S. Program in Information Technology and Cybersecurity
Graduate Certificate Graduate Certificate in Cybersecurity
Certificate Undergraduate Certificate in Computer Networking and Cybersecurity
  • Center for Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense
  • NSF CyberCorps Scholarship for Information Assurance recipient
Norfolk State University
Norfolk, Virginia
4 Year
Public
National Center of Excellence
Masters Degree M.S. in Computer Science with concentration in Information Assurance
Masters Degree M.S. in Cyber Security
Bachelors Degree B.S. in Computer Science with concentration in Information Assurance
  • Center of Excellence in Cybersecurity Research
  • Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Education
  • Consortium Enabling Cybersecurity Opportunities and Research Grant recipient
Northern Virginia Community College
Annandale, Virginia
2 Year
Public
National Center of Excellence
Associates Degree Cybersecurity AAS Degree
  • National Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance for 2 Year Education
Piedmont Virginia Community College
Charlottesville, Virginia
2 Year
Public
Career Studies Certificate Career Studies Certificate in Cybersecurity
Associates Degree Associate of Applied Science in Information Systems Technology with Specialization in Cybersecurity
 
Old Dominion University
Norfolk, Virginia
4 Year
Public
Graduate Certificate Graduate Certificate in Cybersecurity
Graduate Certificate Advanced Engineering Graduate Certificate in Cyber Systems Security
Bachelors Degree B.S. in Cybersecurity
Minor Interdisciplinary Minor program in Cybersecurity
 
Radford University
Radford, Virginia
4 Year
Public National Center of Excellence
Masters Degree M.S. in Data and Information Management with course in Security Analytics
Bachelors Degree B.S. in Computer Science and Technology with course in core security
Bachelors Degree B.S. in Information Science and Systems with course in core security
Certificate Certificate in Information Security
Course Graduate course in cyber security education for K-12 teachers
  • Center for Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense
Regent University
Virginia Beach, Virginia
4 Year
Private
Cybersecurity Public Service Scholarship Program Eligible B.S. in Cybersecurity
Bachelors Degree B.S. in Cybersecurity
 
Thomas Nelson Community College
Hampton, Virginia
2 Year
Public
National Center of Excellence
Career Studies Certificate Career Studies Certificate in Cyber Security
Certification Security+ Certification
Professional Development Certified Information Systems Security Professional Bootcamp
 
Tidewater Community College
Norfolk, Virginia
2 Year
Public National Center of Excellence
Associates Degree A.A.S. in Information Systems Technology with an emphasis in Cybersecurity
Career Studies Certificate Career Studies Certificate in Cybersecurity
  • National Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance for 2 Year Education
University of Mary Washington
Fredericksburg, Virginia
4 Year
Public
Certificate Certificate in Information Security
Concentration Concentration in Information Assurance and Security for B.S. program
 
University of Richmond
Richmond, Virginia
4 Year
Public

 

Contacts: Tammy Alexander, Academic AdvisorLionel Mew, Program Chair

Bachelors Degree Information Security Bachelor’s Degree
Certificate Information Security Certificate
Bachelors Degree IT Management Bachelor’s Degree
Certificate Information Systems Certificate
 
University of Virginia
Charlottesville, Virginia
4 Year
Public
Graduate Certificate Graduate Certificate in Cybersecurity Management
Course Offers multi-department engineering curriculum on computer-controlled physical systems
Course Course in System Security
Course Course in Cryptography
Course Course in Cryptocurrencies
Course Course in Defense Against the Dark Arts
Center/Institute Center for Risk Management of Engineering Systems
 
University of Virginia’s College at Wise
Wise, Virginia
4 Year
Public
Center/Institute Certification for Systems Security Certified Practitioner Credential
Course Certified Information Systems Security Professional Course
 
Virginia Commonwealth University
Richmond, Virginia
4 Year
Public
Masters Degree M.S. in Computer and Information Systems Security
Certificate Computer Science: Undergraduate Certificate in Cybersecurity, based on three of these courses:
  • Social Network Analysis and Cybersecurity Risks
  • Introduction to Cybersecurity
  • Computer and Network Security
  • Introduction to Cryptography.
Tools that students learn in our courses: Wireshark, OpenVPN, GnuPG, John the Ripper, Snort, HP Fortify, SCA, HoneyD, Immunity Debugger, Netcat, Scenario, Attack Graphs, Ibsnark, Etheruem, and NTL.
Graduate Certificate Computer Science: Graduate Certificate in Cybersecurity, based on five of these courses:
  • Game Theory and Security
  • Database and Application Security
  • Applied Cryptography
  • Network and Operating Systems Security
  • Cloud Computing
  • Resilience for Critical Infrastructure.
Laboratory RamSec: Cybersecurity Lab trains undergraduate and graduate students in cybersecurity to prepare for work in the industry
 
Virginia Military Institute
Lexington, Virginia
4 Year
Public
Minor Minor in Cyber Security
Course 5 courses in Cyber Security and Resilience
Center/Institute CyberPost Center educates and applies technology-related advancements
 
Virginia State University
Petersburg, Virginia
4 Year
Public
Minor Minor in Cyber Security and Forensics
 
Virginia Tech
Blacksburg, Virginia
4 Year
Public
National Center of Excellence
Cybersecurity Public Service Scholarship Program Eligible B.S. Computer Engineering and Minor in Cybersecurity
Bachelors Degree B.S. Computer Engineering
Minor Minor in Cybersecurity
Graduate Certificate Graduate Certificate in Cyber Security
Laboratory Information Technology Security Laboratory
Center/Institute Security and Software Engineering Research Center
  • Intelligence Community Center for Academic Excellence
  • NSA/DHS Center for Academic Excellence
  • NSF CyberCorps Scholarship for Information Assurance recipient
Virginia Western Community College
Roanoke, Virginia
2 Year
Public
Concentration Concentration in Network and Security Administration
 
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