Cyber Security Program

UNC Charlotte is designated as an Academic Center of Excellence in Information Assurance Education and Research (CAE/IAE, and CAER)  by the National Security Agency and the Department of Homeland Security. Details of the Academic Center of Excellence program can be found HERE. The Center of Cyber Defense and Network Assurability (CyberDNA) at UNC Charlotte is the focal point for cyber security research and education activites at UNC Charlotte. 49th Security Division is a thriving student club at UNC Charlotte focused on cyber security.

Academic Programs

Security Classroom Instructional Laboratories



Research Resources

UNC Charlotte subscribes to many research publiations in cyber security. They are freely available to UNC Charlotte faculty and students. Selected highlights are listed below. Access is granted based on UNC Charlotte IP address. Many additional publications related to cyber security are also available at the UNC Charlotte  J. Murrey Atkins Library.

Cyber Security Resources


Dr. Ehab Al-Shaer is the Director of CyberDNA. Dr. Bill Chu is the Point of Contact for the NSA/DHS Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance Education and Research.


alumni scholarship fund

The Alumni Gives Scholarship allows students to pursue their dreams and contribute to the technology community.  This needs-based scholarship empowers students to overcome financial hurdles while pursuing their education goals and gives preference to underrepresented populations within the CCI student body. 

Give to alumni Crowdfund