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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

Augusta University School of Computer and Cyber Sciences

@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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Graduation Week 2022: Augusta University celebrates first cybersecurity engineering graduates

This week, Chris Judkins, Vignesh Sivakumar and Alec Cornu Mitchell will proudly walk across the commencement stage and become the first three students to graduate with a bachelor’s degree in cybersecurity engineering from Augusta University.

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Graduation Week 2022: Cybersecurity grad prepares to protect the world

"Even when I was in high school, I thought, ‘Cyber would be a good choice.’ Then, when I got to AU, I knew it was the right choice," said student Lauren Wheeler.

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Innovate 2022 provides friendly competition to solve real-world problems

“I am honored that we won the competition. We’ve worked diligently for months and it’s an amazing feeling to see our hard work pay off and that others are just excited about our mission with the KanDo board as we are,” said student Alexis Lanier.

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What’s happening at Augusta University? March 21-27

The Jaguar basketball team is in the Elite Eight, an alum and associate professor returns to discuss social issues, an Emmy nomination could be in the works for some students and a cyber faculty member earns a big honor.

Let's make an impact together

 

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