Cybersecurity Center

Cybersecurity Education for IT Professionals


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Center Overview

Access online resources and engage with the cybersecurity community.

Cybersecurity Programs

Earn your master's degree or bachelor's degree in cybersecurity online.

IT and Cybersecurity Faculty

Learn online from faculty who are distinguished technology experts, such as Donald McCracken, PhD.

About the Cybersecurity Center

The Purdue Global Cybersecurity Center is a resource for current and prospective IT and cybersecurity students to learn more about our training programs and be more engaged in the cybersecurity community.

The Center also provides resources for government and private sector employers seeking to train or hire employees and offers cybersecurity information for the public in general.

Cybersecurity Education

Many organizations are now identifying cyberattacks themselves instead of relying on external sources. Our online cybersecurity bachelor’s degree helps you develop the skills and knowledge to protect companies from a wide range of cybersecurity threats.

As organizations struggle with tracking and maintaining their internet footprint, the need for well-educated cybersecurity leaders is expected to grow. Our online master's in cybersecurity management helps you prepare for leadership roles directing and protecting critical information infrastructures.

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Purdue Global's School of Business and Information Technology has received programmatic accreditation for the following programs:

With ABET accreditation, students, employers, and all those served by the University can be confident that a program meets the quality standards that produce graduates prepared to enter a global workforce.

Industry Engagement

Purdue Global actively collaborates with a variety of organizations, large and small, to provide the cybersecurity education and training programs their employees need to fulfill their organizations’ missions in the cybersecurity and information technology industries. We can construct custom bundles of courses or create custom content to ensure employees completing the courses can obtain the specific skills required by the organization. Cybersecurity needs have been specifically addressed to create opportunities for corporate partnerships.

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Student Activities

Purdue Global is dedicated to the support and engagement of our students and graduates and offers a robust selection of student organizations for students and alumni.

For more information or to join, students can email

Cyber Apprenticeships

Apply for apprenticeship opportunities that can help fund your education while you gain real-world industry experience and training:
Apprenticeship Finder 

Cybersecurity Clubs and Club Meetings

The Digital Authority of Technology Association (DATA) is a student organization for students from diverse backgrounds in the information technology industry. DATA offers specific areas for cybersecurity, cloud technology, and analytics, but all students, at all levels, are encouraged to join and collaborate. The organization provides a structure for learning both outside and in the academic classroom. The activities are designed for students to gain new skills, study for certifications, and prepare for academic competitions and the real-world scenarios they will face in their careers.

Webinars with industry leader guest speakers are held monthly, on; the third Tuesday of every month at 7:30 pm ET.

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Cybersecurity Competitions and Events for Purdue Global Students

Purdue Global students are active in both campus-based (Midwest Regional Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition) and virtual cybersecurity competitions (National Cyber League - NCL) throughout the year.

Learn more about the cybersecurity competitions that Purdue Global students participate in, including team rankings and individual results.

Visit the Cybersecurity Center Events Page

Read our blog to learn how cybersecurity competitions can benefit students, from sharpening their IT skills to demonstrating their ability to solve diverse cybersecurity issues in real-world scenarios.

Community Outreach

Purdue Global faculty and students can support your organization with IT and cybersecurity training, advice, or hands-on support. Please reach out to Associate Dean Tina Burton at to inquire if resources are available in your area.

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Cybersecurity Leadership Team

Cyber Defense News

Factors to Consider When Establishing a Cyberdefense: Part 2

To be successful, an organization must understand which assets it needs to protect from cybersecurity risk and what precautionary measures can be used to do so. To assist in this journey, the Center for Internet Security (CIS) recommends assessing 10 categories. The first five categories are described in “Factors to Consider When Establishing a Cyberdefense: Part 1.” The remaining are examined herein and can be used to further enhance enterprise cyberhygiene.

Offensive and Defensive AI: Let's Chat(GPT) About It

ChatGPT is the most swiftly growing consumer application to date. The extremely popular generative AI chatbot has the ability to generate human-like, coherent and contextually relevant responses. This makes it very valuable for applications like content creation, coding, education, customer support, and even personal assistance

Kinsing Actors Exploiting Recent Linux Flaw to Breach Cloud Environments

The threat actors linked to Kinsing have been observed attempting to exploit the recently disclosed Linux privilege escalation flaw called Looney Tunables as part of a "new experimental campaign" designed to breach cloud environments.

FBI Highlights Emerging Initial Access Methods Used by Ransomware Groups

The FBI has released a fresh warning on ransomware operators compromising third-party vendors and services to abuse them for initial access to victim environments.

The cyber workforce gap is growing

Despite a significant increase in the number of people entering the cyber field in 2023, demand is still far outpacing that supply.

IT Risk and IT Audit: A Partnership

The existence of a partnership between IT risk and IT audit seems obvious, but it can be hard to achieve because everyone is always busy. Risk has its own priorities and so does audit. Getting the two teams together to streamline things such as artifact collection or pulling cross-team data sometimes seems nice to have compared to the must haves everyone is swamped with.

WhatsApp now lets users hide their location during call

WhatsApp is rolling out a new privacy feature that helps Android and iOS users hide their location during calls by relaying the connection through WhatsApp servers.

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