Cal Poly Pomona Cyber Collaborative

Programs and Centers

Students are immersed in a space that centralizes information assurance and cyber defense activities. Events, programs, workshops, competitions and camps in information technology, computer information science and computer science help students gain knowledge and skills to apply in their future career. Students enroll in specialized career tracks and get internships and jobs at innovative organizations including the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Raytheon and Northrup Grumman.

Cyber security team smile in a group photo.

Led by the department of computer science, the lab focuses on information assurance, security and forensics. Research is centered in cybersecurity solutions based on psychology, physiology and neuroscience as well as assessing and addressing security vulnerabilities in emerging technologies. Projects include neuro cyber, cyber physical systems, Internet of Things, Android, and cloud computing. Students can participate in competitions showcasing their cybersecurity abilities, professional skills and research projects in topics including security in cloud, mobile and e-commerce.

Visit the PolySec Lab Website 

students in polysec lab

A cross-disciplinary project that includes students from computer information systems and computer science, students work together and prepare themselves for future careers by applying their knowledge to assist the campus information security office. This project allows campus staff to work with faculty and students to address current and future security challenges.

Visit the SOC Website 

students working in the SOC room.

This student-run education and research center, working in collaboration with the Student Data and Security Operations centers, provides a safe environment for students to analyze malicious software. Students interested in malware analysis and reverse engineering will receive the training and hands-on experience needed to properly analyze vulnerabilities and provide solutions to malware threats.

Visit the Student-Run Malware Analysis Lab Website 

Sponsored by the National Science Foundation, students participate in an immersive research environment focusing on topics including genomic data privacy, secure multiparty cloud computation and hybrid data center security. They receive direct guidance from experienced researchers and are exposed to a broader perspective of big data security, from theory to application. Students learn relevant skills needed for computing environments, including CUDA and the student-run data center.

Student gives a presentation by a podium.

Through a partnership with Microsoft, Avanade, Chef and Juniper, the Mitchell C. Hill Student-Run Data Center is a dedicated space for students to learn and develop their skills in cloud computing using industry-level tools and collaborating with expert faculty. Whereas public cloud tools and services are available for any user and institution, Cal Poly Pomona’s data center is equipped with computing, networking and storage systems, providing the capability to build a private and protected cloud system in which faculty can educate students in an experimental environment, providing hands-on learning opportunities to learn the design, configuration, deployment, management, and use of cloud solutions.

Students pose in the Mitchell C. Hill Student Run Data Center