The Center of Cybersecurity at the University of Central Missouri is a focal point for planning and implementing cybersecurity outreach activities to K-12, community colleges, and industry in the region and beyond. Some examples of outreach activities are:
Mission of the Center
The Center of Cybersecurity is housed in the College of Health, Science, and Technology. The center operations are managed by the Department of Computer Science and Cybersecurity. The center will promote interaction among the following units across the university to work towards the mission of the center.
We have highly qualified and dedicated faculty members who have extensive experiences in research and/or industry. Eight of them received specialized information security training through the SANS Institute. In addition, eight faculty hold highly regarded cybersecurity certificates such as GIAC Certified Forensic Examiner (GCFE), Certified Penetration Tester (GPEN), Certified Web Applications Penetration Tester (GWAPT), Certified Industrial Cyber Security Professional (GICSP), Certified Secure Java Developer (GSSP-Java), Certified Windows Security Administrator (GCWN), Certified Python Coder (GPYC), Certified Network Forensic Analyst (GNFA), Security Leadership Certificate (GSLC), Reverse Engineering Malware (GREM), and Cloud Security Automation (GCSA).
We offer UCM Cybersecurity students various opportunities to participate in various
cyber competitions and sharpen their hands-on skills and knowledge in Cybersecurity
learning from classes and extracurricular activities.
National Cyber League - https://www.
MidWest Regional Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition (CCDC) - http://www.cssia.org/ccdc/
National CCDC - https://www.nationalccdc.org/
Institutional Security Resources and Awareness - https://www.ucmo.edu/offices/office-of-technology/internal-resources/shared/information-security/
NSA/DHS – https://www.iad.gov/NIETP/
CS Digests | CSIAC - https://www.csiac.org/cs-
CyberSeek - https://www.cyberseek.org/
National CyberWatch - https://www.
SANS Internet Storm Center - https://isc.sans.edu/
Security Today - https://securitytoday.com/
Stop Think Connect - https://www.dhs.gov/
1. We Live Security RSS Feed - feeds.feedburner.com/eset/blog
2. McAfee Antivirus | Securing Tomorrow RSS Feed - https://securingtomorrow.
3. Schneier on Security RSS Feed - https://www.schneier.com/blog/
4. Google Online Security Blog RSS Feed - http://feeds.feedburner.com/
5. Cybersecurity – Microsoft Secure Blog RSS Feed - https://blogs.microsoft.com/
Handshake - https://ucmo.joinhandshake.
Our Advisory Boards provide direct input to the school chair and faculty. The strong relationship with our Advisory Boards helps us improve our curriculum development and long-term strategic planning.
Jill Brungardt, Commerce Bank
Rodney Caudle, NIC
Ernest Craig, Federal Reserve Bank - Kansas City
Tom Currie, RiskAnalytics
Robert Eber, UMB Bank
Kevin Hutchison, Cerner
Don Kleoppel, Cerner
Yaron Levi, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Kansas City
Billy McGurgan, Honeywell
Joel Morris, SAIC
Tyler Moore, Fishtech
Reanna Schultz, Honeywell
NCL Team Game Fall 2021, Nov 5-7, 2021
NCL Individual Game Fall 2021, Oct 22-24, 2021
NCL Preseason Game Fall 2021, Oct 11-18, 2021
Fishtech Group Headquarters tour, May 7, 2021
NCL Team Game Spring 2021, Apr 9-11, 2021
NCL Individual Game Spring 2021, Mar 26-28, 2021
NCL Preseason Game Spring 2021, Mar 15-22, 2021
Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition (CCDC), Feb 13, 2021
NCL Team Game Fall 2020, Nov 5-7, 2020
NCL Individual Game Fall 2020, Oct 22-24, 2020
NCL Preseason Game Fall 2020, Oct 11-18, 2020
NCL Team Game Spring 2020, Apr 17-19, 2020
NCL Individual Game Spring 2020, Apr 3-5, 2020
NCL Preseason Game Spring 2020, Mar 23-30, 2020
NCL Team Game Fall 2019, Nov 15-17, 2019
NCL Individual Game Fall 2019, Nov 1-3, 2019
Fishtech Group Headquarters tour, Oct 17, 2019
NCL Preseason Game Fall 2019, Oct 14-21, 2019
NCL Team Game Spring 2019, Apr 26-28, 2019
Fishtech Group Headquarters tour, Apr 19, 2019
NCL Individual Game Spring 2019, Apr 12-14, 2019
NCL Preseason Game Spring 2019, Apr 1-8, 2019
Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition (CCDC), Feb 16, 2019