Education & outreach

Here in CyLab, we are creating a cyber-aware generation inside and outside the classroom. We embrace cybersecurity as its own discipline, so students can choose from over 50 courses in security and privacy in various colleges and department across the University. Outside the classroom, we’re reaching out to K-12 classrooms around the world to teach middle and high school students real-world cybersecurity skills and build a pipeline of talent to the cybersecurity workforce of tomorrow.

The National Security Agency (NSA) and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) have jointly designated Carnegie Mellon University as a National Center of Academic Excellence in three areas:

  • Information Assurance / Cyber Defense Education
  • Information Assurance / Cyber Defense Research
  • Cyber Operations

Want to be a CyLab student?

If you're a student eager to research security and privacy with CyLab, it's important to know that you cannot apply to CyLab directly.

  • Current CMU students: we encourage you to reach out to any CyLab faculty member(s) you are interested in conducting research with. 
  • Non-CMU students: We encourage you to apply to any one of Carnegie Mellon’s degree programs and specify your interest in security and privacy in your application.