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Exploring Security, Assuring Information Safety

There is an acute shortage of information assurance professionals in an industry challenged with an evolving threat to digital security. At the Cybersecurity Education and Research Lab, our commitment is to address that shortage and contribute to building a strong workforce in a field that is crucial to keeping cyberspace secure.

The Lab focuses on education, research, and partnerships with academia, industry, and government. Our academic programs empower students with the knowledge they need to make a difference. Our faculty works in innovative research projects that help discover new ways to combat cyber attacks. Through partnerships, we strive to maintain a shared knowledge base that benefits the industry as a whole.

The Cybersecurity Education and Research Lab is directed by Li-Chiou Chen, PhD, and Andreea Cotoranu. Professor Chen is the Assistant Chair of the Information Technology department and has secured a wealth of grants for the Seidenberg School’s continued research and activities in cybersecurity.

Professor Andreea Cotoranu has similarly obtained many grants that have enabled us to offer excellent academic opportunities, as well as workshops and events, to our students and the community.

Pace University is an NSA and DHS designated National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Education