Cybersecurity Education Consortium

Wicked problems. Novel approaches. Impactful responses.

Aligning ASU’s core values with industry needs – empowering students to lead the next generation of cybersecurity professionals

The Cybersecurity Education Consortium partners with educators and the broader cybersecurity community to ensure students are prepared to lead and be changemakers in the cybersecurity workforce.

Our goal is to serve as a hub for students to find information about cybersecurity education and events, for educators at all levels to network and find student-centered solutions for curriculum and courseware, and for industry partners to be connected with ASU and the educational community.

Cybercrime is projected to cost the world $6 trillion dollars annually by 2021.

There will be 3.5 million cybersecurity job openings by the year 2021.

60 million Americans have been affected by identity theft in 2018.

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Who we are

With growing industry needs, and 300,000 unfilled jobs in cybersecurity, ASU’s Cybersecurity Education Consortium (CEC) is actively working to empower students at any age to be the next generation of cybersecurity professionals and leaders.

For students

Are you a current or prospective ASU student interested in pursuing a degree in cybersecurity? The ASU Cybersecurity Education Consortium is here to help. This page provides degree and certificate options in cyber, as well as internship resources, and the RSAC Security Scholars opportunity.

For educators

Cybersecurity is a growing area of concern in our world.  More than ever, it is critical to educate our youth on computer safety.  Students are exposed to the world of social media outside the classroom and readily utilize technology in the classroom for coursework, so teaching them “cyber- hygiene” is vital.

For industry

With the growing demand for cybersecurity professionals in the work place, ASU wants to partner with you by providing you with the right resources to connect your business to ASU students.

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