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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.

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 help create a more secure cyberspace to the benefit of society.

In the News

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.

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Trustees Affirm 10-Year Master Plan, New Center for the Advancement of Cybersecurity

At their May meeting, Cedarville's Board of Trustees affirmed a master plan that will bring a new liberal arts center, multipurpose building, and expanded facilities at Doden Field House over the next 10 years, among many other additions to campus.

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Computer science students present cybersecurity talk

Cedarville University computer science students will speak to their classmates on November 30 about the importance of online safety and the integrity of online systems.

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Cybersecurity Adds to Computer Science Offerings

Cedarville's new cybersecurity track expands career options for students.

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

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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.

Cybersecurity-Related Academic Programs at Cedarville

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