CISE Partnerships

The CISE seeks to establish partnerships and working agreements with both industry and academic institutions.

Academic Alliance Partners

The CISE has a concerted program to engage peer institutions in partnership efforts. The standard partnership agreements specifically indicate an agreement to share curriculum, faculty knowledge and work toward reciprocity of upper division credits - beyond that of the current University System of Georgia standards. To date the following institutions have signed on as Academic Alliance partners:

If you would like your institution to establish an Academic Alliance partnership with KSU and the Center, please send an email to us at

Industry Partners

The CISE also seeks to establish working agreements with regional industry partners to facilitate the exchange of information security information and development of formal relationships to support Center activities.  We work closely with our industry partners to facilitate student internships, provide research and educational work products, and collaborate on information exchanges.  To date the following organizations have established partnerships:

  • Security Executive Council
  • SunTrust Bank
  • TBD


Many of the activities conducted by the Center are only possible through the generosity of our sponsors. Depending on the event, we may need physical volunteers to serve as competition judges, guest speakers, or external supporters. In many cases financial and in-kind donations are the key to successful events. If you or your organization is interested in supporting a Center event, please contact us.