Center for Cybersecurity Education and Research (CCER)
The University of Hawaii Maui College (UHMC) has been designated as a National Center of Academic Excellence (CAE) in Cyber Defense Education (CDE) through academic year 2024 for the Bachelor of Applied Science (BAS) in Applied Business and Information Technology (ABIT) Degree. For details about the National Centers of Academic Excellence (CAE) click here.
The Center for Cybersecurity Education and Research (CCER) was established at the University of Hawaii Maui College in 2015, to provide the local community and students with cybersecurity education, training and guidance. The mission of CCER is to provide cybersecurity guidance, training and workforce development activities to the local community, K-12 students and teachers, as well as students enrolled at UHMC.
Points of Contact:
Dr. Debasis Bhattacharya, JD, DBA
Director of CCER, NSA CAE Point of Contact
Applied Business and Information Technology (ABIT)
808.984.3619 or debasisb at hawaii dot edu
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Key Information Security Information from UH ITS
Upcoming Presentations, Workshops and Conferences
- WiCys 2021 – Women in Cybersecurity 2021. Details.
Faculty Bio: Dr. Debasis Bhattacharya (Debāśiṣ Bhaṭṭāchārya, দেবাশীষ ভট্টাচার্য, देवाशीष भट्टाचार्य) is currently a tenured faculty member at the University of Hawai’i Maui College, and program coordinator for the Applied Business and Information Technology (ABIT) baccalaureate program. Dr. Bhattacharya has been working in the software and higher education industry for 32 years, having worked for large corporations such as Oracle and Microsoft for 15 years. A resident of Hawaii since 2002, he has been actively researching the information security needs of small businesses since 2008. As a former small business owner, he understands the needs and demands of information security, as well as keeping a small business up and running! Dr. Bhattacharya holds degrees from MIT, Columbia University, University of Phoenix and NW California University School of Law. Research interests include computer science education, cybersecurity, cryptocurrencies, blockchains and machine learning. Dr. Bhattacharya is a Senior Member of the IEEE and the ACM and a member of the Academy of Management (AoM).
Partial support for this work was provided by the following National Science Foundation grants:
– STEM + Computing (STEM+C) program under Award No. 1738824
– Advanced Technological Education (ATE) program under Award No. 1700562
– Scholarship for Service (SFS) program under Award No. 1437514
– Scholarship for Service (SFS) program under Award No. 1516178
– Advanced Technological Education (ATE) program under Award No. 1204904
Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation. University of Hawaii Maui College is an equal opportunity/affirmative action institution.