Center for Cyber Security and Emerging Technologies


The Center for Cyber Security and Emerging Technologies (C2ET) at Bowie State University provides educational, research and training opportunities in network and information security to both students and faculty. C2ET also engages in outreach to the broader community. It embodies the joint efforts of the Department of Computer Science and the Department of Management Information Systems at BSU.

More specifically, C2ET:

  • Provide undergraduate and graduate education, as well as training in information assurance to those interested in improving the protection of information resources.
  • Conduct basic and applied research to enhance the security of information resources.
  • Coordinate the campus wide educational, research, outreach and policy activities related to information assurance (IA).
  • Consolidate access to information on academic programs and research in the discipline of information assurance/security.
  • Provide information and guidance to government, industry, non-profit organizations, and individuals who are attempting to solve information security problems.
  • Serve as the primary BSU interface with the U.S. National Security Agency (NSA) and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) regarding education and training in IA and requirements and obligations regarding the university’s designation as a center of academic excellence in information assurance education.



About BSU

As a member of the University System of Maryland, Bowie State University has been designated as a comprehensive regional university with a mission of continued commitment to its historical heritage and a goal to achieve excellence in computer science and information technology. BSU ranks first in the Nation in graduating African Americans with a Master’s degree in computer and information technology.

Bowie State University has been accredited by the Middle States AssoCCS&ETtion of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Higher Education since 1961. The Dept. of Computer Science is accredited by the Computing Accreditation Commission of ABET, and the College of Business under the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP). These efforts are an affirmation to our commitment to the long-term success of information assurance.



Our Information Assurance Programs

The Department of Computer Science offers a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Technology (CTEC) with a concentration in computer and network security. It also offers several graduate courses in information assurance. The principle objective of the Computer and Network Security track is to provide a strong foundation in computer security principles, as well as practical hands-on experience. The department’s cyber security instructional and research laboratory is based on a model provided by the West Point Military Academy and is built with equipment generously donated by Cisco Systems.   

The Department of Management Information Systems offers a master of science in management information systems with a concentration in information assurance. The program prepares students for careers in information assurance and other related information technology fields. The department provides unique learning experiences through virtual laboratories that mimic the work environment of IT professionals. The virtual security laboratories are accessible from anywhere 24/7 by any student who has Internet access and a valid user account.




Faculty and students are conducting research in computer and network security, privacy and trust. Drs. Seonho Choi, Azene Zenebe and Bo Yang with their students are spearheading this effort. See here for more.




Department of Computer Science
Department of Management Information Systems
Center for Cyber Security and Emerging Technologies
Office Location: 14000 Jericho Park Road, CSB 322

Phone: 301-860-3960
Fax: 301-860-3979
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