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.
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.
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.
Cyber Institute at the School of Computer and Cyber Sciences
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.
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.
The Cyber Institute has partnered with Burke, Columbia and Richmond County School
Systems to provide the NetLab+ platform to students, exposing them to various information
technology disciplines including networking and cybersecurity.
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
The Cyber Institute is dedicated to cybersecurity education, community outreach and
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.
“For our students to be part of VICEROY is a fantastic opportunity. It allows us to take them on events like the tour we just did to Fort Gordon, as well as provide them with incentives for completing coursework in cybersecurity, strategic foreign languages, data science and math foundations of cryptography,” said Michael Nowatkowski, PhD, head of the Cyber Programs of Study at SCCS.
United States servicemembers stationed at Fort Gordon and around the world will now have the opportunity to further their education at their own pace and from wherever they are located, thanks to an ongoing partnership between Augusta University and the U.S. Army Cyber Center of Excellence (CCoE).
“We strive every day to provide our students with an innovative and inclusive learning environment to prepare them for the workforce. Augusta University is a place to not only receive a quality education, but also to build a fulfilling career and make a positive impact on the lives of others,” said Augusta University President Brooks A. Keel, PhD.