Education

A unique engineering focus.

In 2008, the number of unfilled cybersecurity jobs was estimated at 60,000. And in 2021, that shortage is projected to be a staggering deficit of more than 3.5 million cyber professionals needed to combat the growing number of cyber attacks that are threatening our national, corporate and personal security.

By pushing the boundaries and creating a more rigorous approach, the University of San Diego's Center for CyberSecurity Engineering and Technology (CCSET) is producing thoroughly trained cyber professionals who know how to both manage and engineer security — leaders who are armed with the ability to build better and more secure systems.

One of USD's CCSET's guiding standards is to empower students by developing and coordinating world-class programs, engaging curriculum and hands-on experiences. With this, students understand the risks to information systems and mitigation strategies, and know how to participate in and lead effective cybersecurity teams. Students gain knowledge and skill in security engineering, policy formation, network security, forensics, risk management, cyber intelligence, cyber operations and leadership — and that's just the beginning.

Academic Programs

Executive Programs

Executive CyberSecurity Program

Six half-day training sessions.

Customized Executive Training

Our cyber experts come to you.

Symposiums

1.5-day educational experience.

High School Programs

Final camp roster being notified.

Topic-specific hands-on learning.                                               

Cyber Investigations & Digital Forensics.