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Cyber Center

Cybersecurity is one of the fastest-growing fields in the job market. Now, more than ever, it's important for companies to protect themselves from cyberattacks.

Prepare for a career in cybersecurity with a state-of-the-art virtual lab, knowledgeable faculty and mentors, hands-on workshops and company-sponsored events.

Cybersecurity Certificate Program

Lead the fight against hackers and open the door to thousands of potential jobs with a CMU cybersecurity certificate.


Learning opportunities

Virtual Cybersecurity Lab

Our virtual lab is a hands-on learning environment designed for you to test vulnerabilities, train in cyber defense, and practice working in the cloud.

Cybersecurity Club

The Cybersecurity Club prepares you for a career in cyber defense with active labs, workshops and captures the flag events.


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Cybersecurity Day

Each October we celebrate National Cybersecurity Awareness Month with Cybersecurity Day. It's a day filled with insightful keynotes from experts in cyber defense; exciting breakout sessions with the FBI, U.S. Army and other organizations; and a thrilling game of capture the flag.

Learn More about the Cybersecurity Day


Capture the flag competitions

You'll love this realistic problem-solving game! You will have to think creatively to defend your system from hackers, decode encrypted messages, fix corrupted files, and collect all of the flags.

How to Play
The game starts in a secure simulation system. Once you and your technical partner log in, you will see a map of the world. This map will provide you with clues and tasks to perform. Answer the clue or complete the task to be awarded a flag. The team with the most flags wins!

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