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Center for the Advancement of Cybersecurity

We use technology every day, but just how safe is our personal information online? At what cost do we use the convenience of the internet? You don’t have to read the news long to see that as a society we are losing the battle in cyberspace. Malicious cyber activity costs our national economy billions of dollars each year. So, how do we protect our citizens? And how do we stop the attacks while protecting the rights of individuals?

The answer: Cybersecurity.

The Cedarville University Center for the Advancement of Cybersecurity was created to advance the study of cybersecurity. Cybersecurity, which seeks to protect the rights of individuals and organizations in cyberspace, is now a crucial component to the proper functioning of the U.S. economy and to the safeguarding of our freedoms. Cedarville University’s cyber-trained faculty members; strong cyber academic programs; close proximity to Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, a major hub of cybersecurity activity; and our positive reputation among cybersecurity communities in academia, industry, and government position us well to provide leadership in this growing field.

Cybersecurity Seal

Guardians of the Cyber Galaxy

Speaking at TEDxDaytonSalon, Dr. Seth Hamman, Director of the Center for the Advancement of Cybersecurity and Associate Professor of Computer Science, shares some unique insights about the differences between physical space and cyber space and their implications for security. He then explains how this impacts the way we need to educate the next generation of cybersecurity leaders.

Our Mission and Vision

The Center for the Advancement of Cybersecurity at Cedarville University will advance cybersecurity in our nation by developing tomorrow’s cyber leaders in the classroom, shaping cyber education in the academy, and promoting cyber awareness in society.

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Developing Cyber Leaders

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Shaping Cyber Education

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Promoting Cyber Awareness

The Center for the Advancement of Cybersecurity at Cedarville University, with the clarity, conviction, and character that arise from our Christian faith and values, will advance cybersecurity to the benefit of society.

Partners

Thank you to our sponsors for their generous financial support of our mission to advance cybersecurity.

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In the News

Cyber Guardians of the Digital Universe

Dr. Seth Hamman's TEDx Talk revealed the dangers of the cyber world and shared the importance of integrity and selflessness in the cybersecurity field.

Dr. Danielle Fredette and students looking at computers

Breaking Down the Ethics on Artificial Intelligence

October 22 event will be held in the Center for Biblical and Theological Studies.

Cyber operations program with Seth Hamman

Cybersecurity Program Receives Prestigious Accreditation

Cedarville's program is only one of seven worldwide to receive the new cyber operations accreditation.

Solar Splash team 2019

A High-Five for Cedarville University!

This is Cedarville's fifth consecutive world championship and 12th overall in the 26-year history of the Collegiate World Championship of Solar Boating.

Shark car and Cedarville Supermileage team

Shark Car Ready to Swim in Michigan Competition

Supermileage team attempting thousands of miles on one gallon of gasoline.

Computer engineering team that won Technology First award 2019

Take 'Em To The Cleaners: Laundry App Wins IT Innovation Award

Cedarville computer engineering students honored by Technology First.

Autonomous golf cart at Cedarville

Fore-Wheeler: Driverless Golf Cart Tees Up a Challenge

Engineering students bring self-driving technology to campus.

M.S.N. graduates 2018

A New Milestone: 500th Graduate Degree

The Graduate School offering in-demand degrees and specializations.

Model UN team in NYC 2019

Outstanding Model U.N. Delegation

This is the fourth out of the last five years Cedarville's team has earned this honor.

The Southwestern Ohio Council for Higher Education award winners from Cedarville University: Dr. Barb Loach, Dr. Adam Hammett, Dr. Robert Parr, Dr. Austin Jaquith, Dr. Seth Hamman, and Dr. Emily Laswell.

Best in the Southwest: Faculty Excellence in the Spotlight

Six Cedarville faculty recognized for teaching excellence by the Southwestern Ohio Council for Higher Education.

Cedarville MBA Will Offer Three New High-Demand Concentrations

Cedarville has announced the creation of three new specializations in its MBA program - cybersecurity, business analytics, and innovation and entrepreneurship.

Advancing the Study of Cybersecurity

Cedarville University's Center for the Advancement of Cybersecurity is advancing the study of cybersecurity by developing future leaders in the field, shaping cyber education, and promoting cyber awareness in society.

National Center of Academic Excellence

The National Security Agency (NSA) has named Cedarville University a National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Operations. This is a designation which only 20 other schools in the United States currently have.

Meet the Director

Studio portrait of Seth Hamman

Seth Hamman, Ph.D. – Director

Dr. Seth Hamman is the inaugural Director of the Center for the Advancement of Cybersecurity and serves as Associate Professor of Computer Science. Dr. Hamman joined the faculty of Cedarville University’s School of Engineering and Computer Science in 2012, bringing real-world experience to the classroom from having worked in the tech industry, both as an employee of a startup dotcom and as a consultant. As a researcher he is interested in helping shape the young-and-growing discipline of cybersecurity education and integrating the Christian faith and computer science. Dr. Hamman holds a B.A. in religion from Duke University, a M.S. in computer science from Yale University, and a Ph.D. in computer science with an emphasis in cybersecurity from The Air Force Institute of Technology.

Meet the Student Fellow

Nate Steiner

Nate Steiner – 2019-20 Student Fellow

Nate Steiner is a computer science major from Wooster, Ohio. His stint with the Cedarville cyber program includes five times competing in the National Cyber League, and two appearances at the National Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition. Upon graduation, he will have completed the Cyber Operations specialization and intends to leverage his skills for the advancement of national security. As a student fellow, Nate is excited to grow the impact of the Cedarville cyber program among his peers and community. In addition to supporting local outreach, such as Cyber Patriot mentorship, he enjoys leading his teammates in collaborative cyber challenges. His leisurely distractions include volleyball and a growing queue of novels.

Resources and Presentations

Using Technology Safely for Our Advantage

Alumnus and attorney Dino Tsibouris speaks to cybersecurity students about recent trends in information security and privacy laws.

Cybersecurity-Related Academic Programs at Cedarville

Cedarville University offers several strong cyber-related academic programs, equipping our students for career success.