Center for Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense

UTC InfoSec Center: A National Center for Academic Excellence for Cyber Defense (CAE-CD) 

We welcome you to the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga (UTC) InfoSec (Information Security) Center located within the College of Engineering and Computer Science, and in collaboration with the College of Business, College of Art and Science, and College of Health, Education and Professional Studies. The UTC InfoSec Center was designated as a National Center for Academic Excellence for Cyber Defense (CAE-CD) from NSA and DHS for the period of 2014-2021 as a multi-disciplinary center.  

The mission of the Center is to serve as a regional model for promoting excellence in information security education, assisting businesses, government agencies, education institutions and industry in their information security needs, and serving as the  first point of call  for any information security emergency.

The Center strives to:

  • Prepare students to meet the challenges posted by the rapid developments in information technologies and the corresponding emergence of new threats and attacks on the critical information infrastructure upon which our society has come to depend;
  • Provide working professionals with the security skills and best practices needed to meet the workplace challenges resulting from current advances in computer technology;
  • Promote excellence in information security research by keeping abreast of developments in emerging areas; 
  • Serve the University and the surrounding communities with leadership and distinction.

To this end, the Computer Science department offers courses, as well as, concentrations in Cybersecurity at both the undergraduate and graduate levels.