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Center of Cybersecurity

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:

  • MIC Cybersecurity program
  • Cybersecurity completion program at UCM-Lee’s Summit
  • Articulation agreements with community colleges
  • Organize cybersecurity camps for high schools teachers and/or students
  • Organize awareness activities for industry at Lee’s Summit campus during the national cybersecurity awareness month
  • Organize cybersecurity related workshops and/or conferences
  • Organize high school level and college level hacking competitions
  • Invite distinguished speakers from academia, industry, and government to raise awareness on important and topical issues in cybersecurity.

Center Information


Mission of the Center

  • The center will promote education and research in cybersecurity and information assurance at UCM.
  • The center will foster sound internal practices for security of computer networks at UCM.
  • The center will promote collaboration with companies in the region.
  • The center will promote collaboration with local and state government to provide cybersecurity and information assurance solutions.

Academic Programs


The Center of Cybersecurity is housed in the College of Health, Science, and Technology. The center operations are managed by the School of Computer Science and Mathematics. The center will promote interaction among the following units across the university to work towards the mission of the center.

  • School of Computer Science and Mathematics, College of Health, Science, and Technology
  • School of Technology, College of Health, Science, and Technology
  • Office of Technology
  • School of Business Administration, Harmon College of Business and Professional Studies
  • School of Public Services, Harmon College of Business and Professional Studies


We have highly qualified and dedicated faculty members who have extensive experiences in research and/or industry. Six of them received specialized information security training through the SANS Institute. In addition, several 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) and Certified Security Professional (GSEC) and Security Leadership (GSLC).

Cyber Competitions

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) -
National CCDC -


RSS News Feeds

1. We Live Security RSS Feed -
2. McAfee Antivirus | Securing Tomorrow RSS Feed - https://securingtomorrow.
3. Schneier on Security RSS Feed - atom.xml
4. Google Online Security Blog RSS Feed - GoogleOnlineSecurityBlog
5. Cybersecurity – Microsoft Secure Blog RSS Feed - microsoftsecure/category

Job Opportunities


Hyungbae Park, Ph.D., GCFE, GICSP, GCWN
Assistant Professor and Director
WCM 223
Tel: (660) 543-8921
Fax: (660) 543-8013


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