Center for Cybersecurity Education

Robert Morris University (RMU) has been designated as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Education (CAE-CDE) by the U.S. National Security Agency and Department of Homeland Security (NSA/DHS).

NSADepartment of Homeland Security

CAE POC (Point of Contact): Dr. Ping Wang, Ph.D., CISSP
Email: wangp@rmu.edu

The Center for Cybersecurity Education (CCE) has been established to serve as the focal point for cybersecurity curriculum and practice at RMU. The Center for Cybersecurity Education is organized and hosted by the Department of Computer and Information Systems and supported by faculty across multiple disciplines at RMU. The mission of the CCE center is to provide cybersecurity education program guidance and oversight, general cyber defense information, and opportunities of cybersecurity research, collaboration, and outreach for students, faculty, and other organizations.

Cybersecurity Programs

Multi-disciplinary Faculty Involved in Cybersecurity Areas

Ping Wang, Ph.D., CISSP, CAE Point of Contact, Computer and Information Systems

Sushil Acharya, Dr. Eng., Software Engineering

Amjad Ali, D.Sc., Computer and Information Systems

Natalya Bromall, Ph.D., Computer and Information Systems

Donna Cellante, Ed.D., Computer and Information Systems

Gary Davis, D.Sc., Computer and Information Systems

Holly Hampe, D.Sc., Health Services Administration

Francis Hartle, D.Sc., Criminal Justice

Fred Kohun, Ph.D., Computer and Information Systems

Paul Kovacs, Ph.D., Computer and Information Systems

Sushma Mishra, Ph.D., Computer and Information Systems

Karen Paullet, D.Sc., Computer and Information Systems

Jacob Peng, Ph.D., CISA, Accounting

Jamie Pinchot, D.Sc., Computer and Information Systems

John Stewart, Ph.D., Computer and Information Systems

Yanbin Tu, Ph.D., Marketing

Wenli Wang, Ph.D., Computer and Information Systems

David Wood, Ph.D., Computer and Information Systems

Peter Wu, Ph.D., Computer and Information Systems

Yao Zhang, Ph.D., Accounting

Advisory Board Members

Maureen Bertocci, Federated Investors

Dr. Jeff Daniels, Lockheed Martin Corporation

Dr. Maurice Dawson, Illinois Institute of Technology

Admiral Norman Hayes, United States Navy (ret.)

Dr. Johnson Kinyua, Penn State University Park

Dr. Andrew Phillips, United States Naval Academy

Matt Rosenberg, Allegheny County Police Mobile Forensic Unit

Dr. Steve Stone, The MITRE Corporation

Dr. Kenneth Williams, American Military University

Dr. Robert Young, The MITRE Corporation

RMU Information Security Plan
Outreach and Partnerships

RMU has established articulation agreements for student transfers with the following community colleges and other schools:

  • Butler County Community College
  • Community College of Allegheny County
  • Community College of Beaver County
  • Pittsburgh Technical Institute
  • Westmoreland County Community College

See transfer agreements here.

RMU is a member of the National CyberWatch Center.

RMU also has a working partnership with CyberWatch West (CWW).

DoD Cyber Scholarship

The Department of Defense Cyber Scholarship Program (DoD CySP) provides full ride scholarship grants to promote the education, recruitment and retention of qualified and selected students in cybersecurity studies at institutions with Center of Academic Excellence in Cybersecurity (CAE-C) designations, including CAE-CDE (Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Education). 

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