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 Committee Chair and Point of Contact, Professor of Computer and Information Systems

Sushil Acharya, Dr. Eng., Professor of Software Engineering

Natalya Bromall, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Computer and Information Systems

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

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

Holly Hampe, D.Sc., Assistant Professor of Health Services Administration

Francis Hartle, D.Sc., Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice

Fred Kohun, Ph.D., University Professor of Computer and Information Systems

Paul Kovacs, Ph.D., University Professor of Computer and Information Systems

Sushma Mishra, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Computer and Information Systems

Karen Paullet, D.Sc., Associate Professor of Computer and Information Systems

Jacob Peng, Ph.D., CISA, Associate Professor of Accounting

Jamie Pinchot, D.Sc., Associate Professor of Computer and Information Systems

John Stewart, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Computer and Information Systems

Yanbin Tu, Ph.D., Professor of Marketing

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

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

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

Yao Zhang, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Accounting

Advisory Board Members

Dr. Jeff Daniels, Lockheed Martin Corporation

Dr. Maurice Dawson, Illinois Institute of Technology

Admiral Norman Hayes, United States Navy (ret.)

Dr. James Joshi, University of Pittsburgh

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. 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).