For 20 years, University of North Carolina at Charlotte faculty and students have provided a wide range of cybersecurity educational programs and pursued cutting-edge research to enable industry and government professionals to protect their organizations from cyberthreats. We are designated as a Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Education and Research by the National Security Agency.


Interested in pursuing a research or teaching career in cybersecurity? We are currently accepting applications for a GAANN fellowship for Ph.D. students for Fall 2018.

We are still accepting applications for our summer Research Experiences for Undergraduates research program involving many of our cybersecurity faculty – Making Future Communities: Infrastructure and Interaction Design for CyberPhysical Systems.


The Cybersecurity programs are housed within the Department of Software and Information Systems in the College of Computing and Informatics. Cybersecurity has been a focus area of the SIS department for the past 20 years. Our faculty conduct cutting edge research through the Cyber Defense and Network Assurability (CyberDNA) Research Center. We offer degrees with focus areas in security at the Bachelor’sMaster’s, and PhD levels. Please visit the SIS Department web pages for more information about our faculty, students, and activities.