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Georgia Southern’s Center for Applied Cyber Education (CACE) is an interdisciplinary center and a leader in cyber education and training.  CACE began in October 2015 on the Armstrong Campus as a collaborative effort between administration, faculty, and staff across the university to strengthen cyber education and training in the region. CACE is dedicated to supporting interdisciplinary cyber education that affords student access to curriculum, programs, and industry partnerships that impart the skills and concepts applicable to 21st-century cyber workforce needs. CACE provides faculty and staff expertise in areas such as digital forensics, cyber law, cyber warfare, cyber policy, cryptography, artificial intelligence, electronic warfare, healthcare informatics, and data analytics.

The strength of Georgia Southern’s Armstrong Campus cyber education offerings has been recognized nationally. In December 2015 , CACE was designated as a National Security Agency/Department of Homeland Security Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Education. This was followed in September 2017 with the Department of Defense Cyber Crime Center (DC3) designating CACE as a Center of Digital Forensics Academic Excellence. Receiving this designation made Georgia Southern 1 of only 14 schools in the country that have both the NSA and DC3 designations. This recognition allows us to expand our cyber education collaborations and outreach. Georgia Southern maintains a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the US Army Cyber Center of Excellence (COE) at Ft. Gordon as an academic training partner for the US Army Cyber workforce. Focusing on digital forensics, cryptography, and network analysis, Georgia Southern and the ARCYBERCoE collaborate to provide cyber education training to local, regional and national military constituents.


Georgia Southern’s Center for Applied Cyber Education (CACE) is an interdisciplinary center committed to being a leader in promoting cybersecurity education, developing partnerships, educating and training the cyber-workforce, and engaging in collaborative research with industry, government, and academia.

Strategic Goals

  • CACE will expand our visibility and profile as the leader in cyber education
  • CACE will engage in collaborative research to address cyber security needs
  • CACE will collaborate with the academic departments and support the development of strong undergraduate and graduate cyber programs.
  • CACE will partner with government and industry to address cyber-workforce education and training
  • CACE will establish and strengthen community educational partnerships.
  • CACE will advocate for and procure financial resources to support our initiatives.