Cybersecurity Center

Researching Solutions to Meet Nevada's Cybersecurity Challenge

Cyberspace is a dangerous place, and none of the regulatory or market-driven attempts to improve security over the past twenty years have made matters better. Thus cybersecurity remains a "grand challenge," one that calls not just for technical solutions, but requires the skillful blending of business, engineering, scientific, sociopolitical, and strategic expertise.

Cyber Club reaches finals of cyber esports competition

Congratulations to the Nevada Cyber Club for being one of six teams to make it to the finals of Wicked6. The event will be August 8th in Las Vegas. Let's go Pack!

Our Research

Laptop computers mounted on two mobile robotic bases

Our research addresses social, technical and economic aspects of cybersecurity.

Education and Outreach

Larry Dailey, cybersecurity faculty, with a student

Our programs prepare students to develop holistic solutions to cyber challenges.

Affiliated Faculty

Shamik Sengupta

Faculty from a range of disciplines contribute diverse perspectives to the center.

About the Center

Students in the College of Business

Working with our regional partners to enhance Nevada's cybersecurity readiness.

Full Spectrum Lab

Two students at computers in the Full Spectrum Cybersecurity Lab

Our sandbox lab allows for hands-on research, testing and training.

Seminar Series

Davidson Math and Science Center

Our seminar series brings experts in cybersecurity to campus.

Mission Statement

Our mission is to master the challenge of cybersecurity by bringing together cross-disciplinary teams to work in synchrony, examining each problem through disciplinary lenses and seeking solutions that incorporate societal, technical, ethical, political and economic considerations.

The Cybersecurity Center will provide educational and research opportunities for both undergraduate and graduate students that will prepare them to pursue careers in cybersecurity and related fields.

Join the Nevada Cyber Club

Interested in cybersecurity, cyber-defense, and developing mad cyber skillz? Think you have what it takes to compete nationally in competitions like the National Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition (CCDC)? Then the Nevada Cyber Club is looking for you.

Nevada Cyber Club is a newly formed club created by IS and CS majors who are organizing and training to compete in cyber competitions and pursue other cyber initiatives. Everyone is welcome regardless of skill level. We are having a great time meeting and developing our skills in cybersecurity, and this is a great time to join the club, as we are just getting started and there are plenty of opportunities to get involved and shape the direction of the club. Come check it out.

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Contact Us

Contact Dr. Shamik Sengupta (0171)

Executive Director, Cybersecurity Center

1664 N. Virginia Street

Reno, NV 89557

Phone (775) 784-6953

Fax (775) 784-1877

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