Center for Cybersecurity
Welcome to the Kean University Center for Cybersecurity. The “Center” focuses on providing cyber defense and cybersecurity-related information, resources, and academic programs for students, staff, faculty, and the regional and extended global community.
Kean University has been designated as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Education (CAE-CD) by the National Security Agency.
This credential and designation recognize and provide acknowledgment that Kean University is contributing towards successfully training and educating the future workforce for positions in the high-demand cybersecurity field. This designation is active through academic year 2027.
The “Center” exists under the direction of pursuing a collaborative methodology, emphasizing a multidisciplinary approach to cybersecurity and cybercrime education. This integrative approach, structure, and strategy recognize the benefits gained by providing cybersecurity education in both technical and non-technical fields. This collaboration includes true cybersecurity program integration, uniquely including both policy and technical education, between the Kean University School of Computer Science and Technology, the School of Criminal Justice and Public Administration, and the Office of Computer and Information Services (OCIS).
Kean University hosts chapters for Women in Cybersecurity (WiCyS), Cloud Security Alliance (CSA), National Cybersecurity Student Association, through the National CyberWatch Center, and is a Palo Alto Cybersecurity Academy, EC-Council Academia Partner and CompTIA Academy Partner.