California Center for Cyber Risk

Our Mission

The California Center for Cyber Risk combines the College of Business and College of Science emphasis on strategic use of information technology, the CIS/CS learn-by-doing approach to using computers, and the MSBA emphasis on information systems audit to further the study of Information Assurance and Forensics.

Since 2005 Cal Poly Pomona has been a Center of Academic Excellence (CAE) in Information Assurance/Cyber Defense Education. This designation is awarded by the National Security Agency and the Department of Homeland Security.

The California Center for Cyber Risk is the focal point for Information Assurance and Cyber Defense Activities at Cal Poly Pomona. Through innovative educational programs, the center works to develop students for future careers in cyber security. As an interdisciplinary program with Computer Science, the center offers:

  • Cutting edge, undergraduate cyber defense curriculum.
  • Collaboration with the Mitchell C. Hill Center for Digital Innovation to give students live cyber security experience with cloud computing.
  • Opportunities to train with an exceptional Cyber Defense team.
  • Partnerships with industry to explore research projects, student projects and internships.
  • Lively student clubs related to infrastructure, security and forensics.


For more information, please contact the CAE POC, Dr. Dan Manson at or (909) 455-2403.