The Cybersecurity Education and Research Lab (CERL) serves as Pace University’s hub for cyber curriculum and practice. CERL has a physical location on Pace’s Westchester campus where students and faculty can meet and collaborate on research. The lab also has a virtual presence, the Cyber Range, which supports cybersecurity education and extra-curricular activities, such as cybersecurity competitions and industry training.

The lab’s mission is to address the acute shortage of cybersecurity professionals in an industry that is constantly evolving. From students to experts, those learning, working, and teaching in cybersecurity must constantly update their skills and expertise to stay current with fresh developments-¬† and ever-changing threats. CERL aims to develop the cybersecurity workforce in a way that supports this.

Focusing on education, research, and partnerships with academia, industry, and government, our academic programs empower students to make a difference. Our faculty conducts innovative research projects that discover new ways to combat cyber attacks. Through our partnerships, we strive to maintain a shared knowledge base that benefits the industry as a whole.

Dr. Li-Chiou Chen is the Executive Director of CERL and is a Professor of Information Technology at Pace University’s Seidenberg School of Computer Science and Information Systems. She is the program director of the Master of Science in Cybersecurity and has earned several million-dollar grants for cybersecurity education.

Point of Contact: Dr. Li-Chiou Chen, Executive Director of Cybersecurity, lchen@pace.edu

Pace University is an NSA and DHS designated National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Education

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