About CISE

About Us

The Center was established in January 2002. Through the Center’s efforts, KSU was recognized as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance Education in 2004, 2007, and 2012. KSU was designated as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance/Cybersecurity in 2015.


The mission of the Center is to provide information on information security education opportunities, outreach in faculty and curriculum development in information security and to support Information Security activities and events in the region.

Vision Statement

The Vision of the Center is to make KSU the flagship university in the region for excellence in undergraduate information security education and faculty development outreach.



“One outstanding feature of your curriculum is the real world approach based on an intellectual foundation. The students are equipped with the applicable foundation of knowledge that allows them adjust and learn quickly in the real and constantly changing technology business arena.”

-- Tim O’Neill, V.P. and Chief consultant for B.T.Solutions