Mark O. Hatfield Center for Cybersecurity

Mark O. Hatfield Center for Cybersecurity

NSA/DHS National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Research

Students handling wires and heavy equipment

At the Mark O. Hatfield Center for Cybersecurity, our goal is to bring together scholars, managers, and policymakers from across Portland State University and beyond to train students, future leaders, and translate research findings into effective policy. We aim to achieve these goals through multi-disciplinary, multi-sector, and multi-stakeholder curricular and research partnerships.

the National Department of Homeland Security seal next to the National Security Agency seal

The Mark O. Hatfield Center for Cybersecurity is a collaborative partnership between the Mark O. Hatfield School of Government of the College of Urban and Public Affairs, the Departments of Computer Science and Engineering and the Department of Engineering and Technology Management of the Maseeh College of Engineering & Computer Science, and the School of Business.

Letter of Designation as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Research

Research

Oregon Cybersecurity Needs Assessment

Oregon’s Senate Bill 90 (SB90), signed into law and effective as of July 1, 2017, requires the Oregon Office of the State Chief Information Officer (OSCIO) to draft a proposal for an Oregon Cybersecurity Center of Excellence (CCoE). To assist with the process of drafting the proposal for this high-priority initiative and fulfill the requirements set out in the bill, the OSCIO engaged Portland State University’s Center for Public Service (CPS) to help decision-makers gather evidence and further understand where the CCoE might direct its work.

Cybersecurity Center of Excellence Establishment Plan

Creating a Central Cybersecurity Resource Hub for All Oregonians

Cybersecurity Services, Education, and Funding: Best Practices and Strategy for Capacity Building in Oregon

This report, Cybersecurity Services, Education, and Funding: Best Practices and Strategy for Capacity
Building in Oregon, builds on the ongoing efforts to increase the cybersecurity posture in the state of
Oregon.

Education

Cybersecurity Graduate Certificate

The Cybersecurity Graduate Certificate program requires admission as a graduate student. The program requires 21 hours total of graduate classes. There are two core classes for a total of 6 hours. In addition, five elective classes must be taken for the needed additional 15 credit hours.

Master of Computer Science, Security Track

Track substitutions with other courses in the topic area may be permitted with the approval of the graduate advisor.