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From the Director

Steven Weldon

Steven Weldon
Cyber Institute Director

The mission of the Cyber Institute is to engage in community relations, non-credit granting education and foster technical research efforts under the direction of the Dean School of Computer and Cyber Sciences. The Cyber Institute’s vision is to attract top students to the School’s degree programs and top research initiatives to our talented faculty.

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The Cyber Institute is also engaged in a variety of K-12 cyber education efforts, such as the GenCyber summer cybersecurity camp experience for high school students and the CodeHoppers Club for 6th – 12th grade girls.

 
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GenCyber 2021 research group
GenCyber students presenting research

 

The Cyber Institute is also evolving into the School’s hub for technical research, to include our emerging research effort into election system security in partnership with the Office of the Georgia Secretary of State.

The future of the computer and cybersecurity industry depends on each of you and we’re here to help you achieve your goals.

Please do not hesitate to contact us for any additional information or questions you may have about Augusta University, the School of Computer and Cyber Sciences and the Cyber Institute.

 

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 Meet Director Weldon 

Steven Weldon is the Director of the Cyber Institute and faculty member of Augusta University’s School of Computer and Cyber Sciences. Prior to joining Augusta University, Steve served in the United States Navy as a Cryptologic Technician Interpretive and an Information Warfare Officer for over thirty years, retiring as a Captain (O6). His military assignments included serving as the Commanding Officer of Navy Information Operation Command Colorado and as the National Security Agency Georgia Signals Intelligence Director.

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Cyber Institute at the School of Computer and Cyber Sciences

706-721-1110

cyber@augusta.edu

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@AUG_Cyber

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Cyber Institute Programs

GenCyber

 A year-round engagement program funded by the National Security Agency and the National Science Foundation. Augusta University’s GenCyber program features a summer camp open to high school junior and seniors. The goal of GenCyber is to inspire the next generation of cyber stars.

CodeHoppers

 The goal of our CodeHoppers Club is to inspire and encourage girls to pursue computing related professions. The Cyber Institute sponsors an after-school club for girls, ages 6th-12th grades.

Applied Research

The Cyber Institute is becoming a center for applied research in cybersecurity, including our developing work in election systems security with Georgia's Secretary of State's office. 

Our Focus

The Cyber Institute is dedicated to cybersecurity education, community outreach and research. 

Expanding the Future of Cyber 

 

Education is a key part of our mission. We support the School of Computer and Cyber Sciences degree programs. Additionally, we provide non-credit granting education opportunities to further industry professionals knowledge of cybersecurity. 

Taking Cyber into the Community

 

As the area's foremost proponant of cyber, we are committed to making its importance part of everyone's dialogue through community outreach and partnerships, including serving as Augusta University's representative to the National Centers for Academic Excellence in Cybersecurity Program. 

An Innovation Engine 

We are evolving into a research hub for all things cybersecurity, forging an atmosphere of innovation for the future of cybersecurity. The Cyber Institute serves as the center for all applied cybersecurity research. 


 

 

 

Computer and Cyber Sciences News

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Computer and Cyber Sciences expands PhD program, seeks applications for fall 2022

“This program builds on the research strengths created in the School of Computer and Cyber Sciences over the last two to three years,” said Dr. Gagan Agrawal.

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School of Computer and Cyber Sciences faculty receive $569,000 National Science Foundation award

“I believe that this project will lead to significant advancement of digital forensics practices and will provide a delicate balance between effective use of digital evidence and Fourth Amendment privacy rights,” said Dr. Gokila Dorai, principal investigator.

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Data science workshop focuses on biomedical, cyber and other fields

The goal of the workshop is to educate and empower graduate students, postdoctoral fellows and early-career researchers and faculty members with emerging statistical methods to address the complex data arising from various fields, including from biomedical and cyber sciences.

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What’s happening at Augusta University? Story ideas for Sept. 6-12

Story ideas this week at Augusta University include the annual Tunnel to Towers 5K, new opportunities for cybersecurity students and a continued push for COVID-19 vaccinations.

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