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Cypress College Cybersecurity Center

Cybersecurity is one of today’s most popular, in-demand skill sets. Learn to protect computers, networks, infrastructure and data from unintended or unauthorized access, change or destruction. Enhance your technical proficiency in Cybersecurity at Cypress college, designated as a Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense (CAE-CD) by the National Security Agency and Department of Homeland Security.

Our mission is to provide resources to educate all members of our community to implement safe cybersecurity practices and also provide cybersecurity education to develop future professionals.

Cybersecurity News

Internal Cybersecurity News

Cybersecurity Competitions

Contact Information

For questions about the Cyber Defense Center or the Cybersecurity program, contact Ben Izadi at or (714) 484-7000 ext. 48039.

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Gail Arriola-Nickell, Special Project Director for K-16, NOCCCD

Rafeh Azmi, IT Manager, Canon America

Frank Enos, CEO, Uptime Computer Services

Aaron Guzman, Co-chair for CSA workgroup, OWASP

Stanley Han, Associate Director of Operations, CENIC

Nick Plunkett, Senior Network Engineer, OneQode

Brenda Ramirez, GRC Security Analyst, Pacific Life

Scott Reindl, CTE Director, Anahein Union High School District

Zaria Roland, Support Engineer 1, Wayfair

Ray Ruiz, Cyber Security Senior Manager, Lockheed Martin

Ivann Senteno, Application Security Engineer, MGM Studios

Alex Storino, Special Agent, FBI

Sam Sukhon, Chief Information Security Officer, IntelligINTS

Gary Sun, Metro Network Deployment Engineer, Google Playa Vista

Travis Tauro, Cortex Specialist, Palo Alto Networks

Amanda Valbuen, Director, Research & Evaluation, University of California, Irvine

Patrick Wong, Cybersecurity Manager, Epirus

Patrick Wu, Program Manager, CrowdStrike