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The Cyber Security Institute will serve as a focal point of collaborations between the academia, the federal agencies, and the local governmental and business organizations in the greater Houston area. The UHCL-CSI has three primary areas of focus:

  • Research & Development
  • Education
  • Services 

Cyber Security Institute Operations

The missions of the UHCL-CSI are achieved by day-to-day operations, including Research projects, Knowledge acquisition and transfer, and Knowledge sharing. Specific activities that will be carried out to accomplish each mission are detailed in the table below. In addition to the traditional research and education functions, the UHCL Cyber Security Institute will also provide free and fee-based services to organizations and companies in the region, including public workshops for business owners of small companies and summer camps for high school and college students.

  • Collaborative Research and Development
  • Research Projects
    Original research by, CSI faculty, postdoc researchers, graduate research assistants
    Collaborative research with JSC researchers, high tech companies' researchers, faculty in other colleges
  • Knowledge acquisition and transfer

    Repository of cybersecurity research results

    Continually updated cybersecurity knowledge base

    New vulnerabilities

    New protection technologies Reviews of vendors and tools

  • Knowledge sharing

    Research publications and presentations

    Online sharing of papers and project experiences

    On-site research seminars On-site research workshops and/or conferences

  • Education
  • Research Projects
    Research results are integrated into the UHCL curricula.
  • Knowledge acquisition and transfer

    Advancement of cybersecurity research and development are integrated into class teaching


  •  Knowledge sharing

    Supporting UHCL's computer science, engineering and other programs with respect to cybersecurity knowledge and technologies

    Certified cybersecurity curriculum by NSA, NIST, etc.

  • Corporate & Community Services
  • Research Projects

    Research findings & experiences are published and shared with the community

    Research and development contracts with government agencies and business organizations

  • Knowledge acquisition and transfer

    Up-to-date knowledge is transferred to start-up companies and cybersecurity professionals via collaborations and/or consulting.

  •  Knowledge sharing

    Raising user and community awareness of cybersecurity by offering free seminars

    Summer camps for high schoolers

    Summer research experience for college students

  • Cyber Security Institute

    Phone: 281-283-3808

    Delta Building, 147
    2700 Bay Area Blvd, Box 40
    Houston, TX 77058-1002