TSYS Center for Cybersecurity
Columbus State University, in response to concerns raised by local industry, has committed itself to providing a quality education in computer and network security. As a part of this commitment, the University has created a Center for Cyber Defense Education. This center resides within the TSYS Department of Computer Science, located in the Center for Commerce and Technology on the main campus of Columbus State University.
Currently, Columbus State University offers a Masters of Science in Applied Computer Science with a concentration in Cyber Defense. The Computer Science Department of Columbus State University has been offering the Cyber Defense track of the Masters of Science in Applied Computer Science since August 2003. The first such degree was awarded in May 2003 and there has been nearly one-hundred graduates since then.
The curriculum for this concentration was developed in cooperation with several local industries and trade groups, including Chattahoochee Valley Infragard, a chapter of the national Infragard organization. The curriculum has since been reviewed for compliance with nationally recognized standards in Cyber Defense Education and was recently determined to be compliant with NSTISSI-4011, CNSSI-4013E, and CNSSI-4014E, standards published by the Committee on National Security Systems and the National Security Agency (NSA) of the United States.
As a part of its commitment to the education of professionals in all areas of cyber defense, Columbus State University is now recognized by the National Security Agency as a Center for Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Education.
Interested in learning more about our programs?
Columbus State University has been recognized among:
- TOP ONLINE MASTER'S IN COMPUTER SCIENCE (#1 nationally)
- Best Colleges for Online Master's Degrees in Computer Science (#10 nationally)
See http://academics.columbusstate.edu/catalogs/current/reqs/cobcs_msapcompsci.php for a description of the program and degree requirements.
Check here for more information on the Graduate Certificate in Information Security: http://cs.columbusstate.edu/curriculum/grad_certs_info_sys_security.php
|Dr. Lydia Rayfirstname.lastname@example.org||706-507-8174||CCT 429||Director|
|Dr. Yesem Pekeremail@example.com||706-507-8187||CCT 422||Associate Director
|Dr. Radhouane Chouchanefirstname.lastname@example.org||706-507-8175||CCT 430||CD Faculty|
|Dr. Jianhua Yangemail@example.com||706-507-8180||CCT 440||CD Faculty|
|Dr. Shamim Khanfirstname.lastname@example.org||706-507-8184||CCT 444||CD Faculty|
|Dr. Angkul Kongmunvattanaemail@example.com||706-507-8172||CCT 426||CD Faculty|
|Dr. Dana Eckartfirstname.lastname@example.org||706-507-8190||CCT 434||CD Faculty|
|Dr. Wayne Summersemail@example.com||706-507-8193||CCT 455||CD Faculty|
- Cyber Defense e-Library (extensive annotated bibliography on online resources)
- Cyber Defense books available in the CAE Library (CCT451) - see the CS Department for access
- Online Books available through the Safari program (DOC)
Links to Articles on
Information Assurance/Cyber Defense Links