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TSYS Center for Cybersecurity

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 School of Computer Science, located in the Center for Commerce and Technology on the main campus of Columbus State University.


Currently, Columbus State University offers the following  academic programs:




        • Mike  Barker selected  as Director of the Cyber Center
        • TSYS Center for Cybersecurity launched
        • TSYS Gives $5 Million to Columbus State University
        • 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)

    • CS Cybersecurity Awareness Resources
ACM Mid-Southeast 2014 ACSAC 2014 Awards UConn CyberSEED 2014 CTF


Faculty Papers

Faculty Research Papers from 2007 - 2011

Faculty Research Papers from 2012 - present

Student Papers

Student Papers and Research from 2008 - 2011

Student Papers and Research from 2012 - present



Outreach activities

Faculty Members






Dr. Lydia Ray  706-507-8174  CCT 429  Director
Dr. Yesem Peker  706-507-8187  CCT 422 Associate Director
for Research
Dr. Radhouane Chouchane  706-507-8175  CCT 430  CD Faculty
Dr. Jianhua Yang  706-507-8180  CCT 440  CD Faculty
Dr. Shamim Khan  706-507-8184  CCT 444  CD Faculty
Dr. Wayne Summers  706-507-8193  CCT 455  CD Faculty
Dr. Shuangbao Wang 706-507-8183 CCT 441 CD Faculty / Endowed Professor
Dr. Lixin Wang 706-507-8190 CCT 434 CD Faculty


CAE Resources

    • 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

    • Buffer Overflow
    • Stack Smashing
    • Multilevel Security

Information Assurance/Cyber Defense Links