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 THESE, 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 Association 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 Cyber Defense Programs

The Department of Computer Science offers a Bachelor of Science degree with a specialization in Cyber Security as well as several graduate courses in information assurance and Cyber Security.

The Department of Technology and Security offers a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Technology with a track in Computer and Network Security.

The Department of Management Information Systems offers a Master of Science in Management Information Systems with a concentration in Information Assurance.



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