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Welcome to the Center for Cyber Security at the University of Alabama at Birmingham!

Established in 2011 and hosted within the Department of Computer Science, the Center for Cyber Security is at the forefront of cyber defense and education. Our mission is clear: to drive innovation, research, education, workforce development, and outreach in the dynamic realm of cyber security.

As a National Security Agency Center for Academic Excellence in Research (CAE-R) designated institution, we bring together a diverse team of experts, hailing from the University of Alabama at Birmingham's Department of Computer Science and other departments, each specializing in cyber security and forensics. Their collective knowledge and expertise empower us to address the ever-evolving challenges posed by cyber threats and vulnerabilities.

We are committed to fostering a robust and secure digital landscape through a multifaceted approach, combining rigorous academic programs, cutting-edge research, and collaboration with leading governmental agencies and organizations. Our partnership with the UAB Department of Computer Science's #1 ranked Master's of Cyber Security program (Forbes 2023) is a testament to our dedication to producing top-tier professionals in the field.

The Center's groundbreaking research initiatives are supported by grants from prestigious institutions such as the National Science Foundation (NSF), the Department of Energy, the Department of Homeland Security, and the Defense Advanced Projects Agency (DARPA). Our focus on innovation drives us to develop solutions that safeguard critical information, critical infrastructure, and the digital well-being of our society.

We invite you to explore our website and learn more about our educational programs, research projects, and outreach efforts. Whether you're a student looking to dive into the exciting world of cyber security or an organization seeking innovative solutions, we are here to help and collaborate.

Join us in our journey to secure the digital frontier and advance the field of cyber security. Together, we can build a safer, more resilient digital world.