Activities & Events

Cyber Day Camp Students


Recent News:

Silicon Valley Big Data & CyberSecurity Center, in partnership with Silicon Valley Center for Global Studies (SVCGS), Trend Micro to present "See Yourself in a Cybersecurity Journey" at 2021 NICE K-12 Conference, organized by NIST National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education.  (2020.12.7)



Silicon Valley Big Data & CyberSecurity Center, in partnership with Silicon Valley Center for Global Studies (SVCGS), featured faculty, industry expert and global partner at the 2021 CyberAware Day.  (2021.11.9)


SJSU professors (Drs. Tonia San Nicolas-Rocca and Anthony Chow, iSchool and Dr. Evan Palmer, Psychology) were featured at Trend Micro's 2021 Cybersecurity Summit, covering topics including cyber threats and career opportunities. (2021.10.19-21)

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Silicon Valley Big Data & CyberSecurity Center, in partnership with Silicon Valley Center for Global Studies (SVCGS), presented 2020 CyberAware Day online.  (2020.11.12)


SVBDCC/SVCGS, in partnership with Trend Micro, presented a session 'Cybersecurity Community Service Learning: A train-the-trainer approach' at the 2020 NICE Conference (National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education, NIST) (2020.11.9)

A similar session was delivered at the TMIE Virtual Cybersecurity Summit for University Students organized by Trend Micro Initiative for Education. (2020.11.10)



SVBDCC/SVCGS presented "Secure Your Digital Future" Workshop for CommUniverCity during the 10th College Week by Santa Clara County of Education and Silicon Valley Education Foundation.  (2020.10.21)

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SVBDCC, in partnership with SVCGS and International Gateway, organized Summer Lecture Series "Secure Your Digital Future" featuring speakers from Palo Alto Network, Trend Micro, Cisco, etc. (2020.7.21)

Over 900 students registered for the cybersecurity series.  Many students from our global partners, originally planned to visit SJSU during the summer, enjoyed the opportunity to learn from Silicon Valley experts, safely from their homes during the pandemic.  400+ from Asia attended the first session by Joel Ebrahimi of Palo Alto Network.  His lecture title was 'The Future Of Cyber Security Through Automation.'


SVBDCC/SVCGS presented at 2019 NICE Conference (National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education, NIST) with a session "Promoting Cybersecurity via Local and International Partnerships"  (2019.11.20)

The 10th Annual NICE Conference was held in the week of November 18-22 in Phoenix, AZ. SVCGS, in partnership with Silicon Valley Big Data & Cybersecurity Center, highlighted the partnership effort in promoting cybersurity here and beyond.  One of our partners, Hong Kong Electronics and Technologies Association co-presented at the conference session the Innovate For Future STEM competition.  The talk included SJSU's partnership with industry (IBM, Trend Micro, Optortun, Splunk, Lockheed Martin etc.), school districts(through CyberSpartans), California higher education through CyberAware Day (UC Merced / Ohlone College),  municipalities through non profit (Adaptable Security) and other global partners.

NICE Conference is an annual convening of community members and thought leaders from education, government, industry, and non-profits to explore ways of developing a skilled cybersecurity workforce ready to meet the challenges of the future. The event provides an opportunity to signal NICE strategic directions and priorities, and a forum to showcase best practices. This event is supported by the National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education (NICE), a program of the National Institute of Standards and Technology in the U.S. Department of Commerce, under a Cooperative Agreement (Award# 70NANB18H025).

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2019 CyberAware Day was held on November 13, 2019 at SJSU Student Union. 

The 2019 event featured a panel of cybersecurity leaders representing various disciplines.  It ranges from multinational company to defense contractor to financial industry, from startup CEO to chief legal officer to security engineer.  The organizers and sponsors intended to share with SJSU students about the broad range of opportunities available in Cybersecurity.  

The CyberAware Day is a unique event hosted in partnership between UC Merced and San José State University to raise awareness around the cyber security sector and related opportunities for students of all backgroundsJoin an awesome line-up of speakers and industry experts who know first-hand that everybody belongs in security and hear their stories of how they found their way into cyber security. Students have an opportunity to also interact directly with like-minded companies who know the value of diversity.

The event is organized by SJSU Silicon Valley Center of Global Studies (SVCGS) and Silicon Valley Big Data & CyberSecurity Center (SVBDCC).


RETR3AT 2019 Call for Presentations and Papers

For the first time, a formal call for presentations and papers will be used to fill some of the sessions at RETR3AT 2019, a conference... Read More

2019 CAE Virtual Career Fair

This year, the Centers of Academic Excellence (CAE) in Cybersecurity is hosting the third annual CAE Virtual Career Fair (VCF) ... Read More


Call for Speakers Open - 2019 NICE K12 Cybersecurity Education Conference

Share ( your cybersecurity education message at the 2019 NICE ... Read More


Call for Speakers: NICE Conference and Expo | Nov. 18-20 | Phoenix, AZ

Call for Proposals: Now Open! 2019 NICE Conference & Expo ... Read More


Upcoming Events:


2019 Southeast Cybersecurity Forum

The forum will feature several workshops, networking and collaboration meetings: Sep. 11: Governance, Risk Management and ... Read More


Governance, Risk Management, & Compliance Workshop

The workshop will present a series of 12 exercises focused on cybersecurity Governance, Risk Management, & Compliance (GRC) ... Read More


RETR3AT 2019

On October 4, 2019, Montreat College's Center for Cybersecurity Education and Leadership will host RETR3AT, a conference designed to engage,... Read More



DEF CON is one of the oldest continuously running hacker conventions around, and also one of the largest. This year, the event takes place... Read More


Wicked6 Cyber Games

On August 8, 2019, six elite collegiate cyber teams go head-to-head in the thrilling environment of a Las Vegas esports arena. They'll battle it ... Read More


Colloquium for Information Systems Security Education (CISSE)

23rd Colloquium - Registration and Membership is Open NOW! Read More


Knowledge Unit (KU) Mapping / Program Criteria Workshop

The workshop will cover how to map courses to the CAE knowledge units (KUs) in the Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Education (CAE-... Read More


KU Mapping Workshop for Re-designating schools and KU Reviewer Training

Mapping Workshop for Re-designating schools and KU Reviewer... Read More 


Past Events:


NSF Office of Advanced Cyberinfrastructure Webinar:

Women in IT Networking at SC (WINS)
OAC-CI Technical Talks Series

Presented by Marla Meehl, head of the Network Engineering and Telecommunications Section in the Computational and Information Systems Laboratory at the National Center for Atmospheric Research in Boulder, CO, and Wendy Huntoon, president and CEO of KINBER, the Keystone Initiative for Network Based Education and Research, and co-PI of the WINS project.

Date and time: Thursday, May 16, 2019 at 2 pm EDT. 

Event address for attendees:


CyberAware Day (Nov 14)
When: Wednesday, November 14, 2018
Where: Student Union, Room 4A/B - Read more

ZHAW Data Science and Beyond (Oct 25) 

Zürich meets San Francisco
Data Science and beyond:
Technical, economic and societal challenges
Thursday 25 Oct 2018, 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
CyberAware Day (Nov 14) - Read more 


Department of Homeland Security - Cyber Student Volunteer Initiative

The Cyber Student Volunteer Initiative (CSVI) is designed to give students an opportunity to work alongside cyber leaders with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS).

CSVI offers summer opportunities to current undergraduate and graduate students. This nationwide program provides students the chance to gain invaluable hands-on cyber experience through challenging work projects, real-life scenarios, and mentoring from DHS cybersecurity professionals. This initiative provides a way for the Department to expand the pipeline of future cyber talent which is needed to execute the unique cybersecurity missions at DHS Component.

Interns will have the opportunity to apply concepts, protocols and tools acquired through coursework in the real world by working side by side with experts in cybersecurity. Student assignments focus on mission areas such as identification and analysis of malicious code, forensics analysis, incident handling, intrusion detection and prevention, and software assurance.

Applications are now being accepted via USAJOBS. The application period closes on January 20, 2017. For more details about this opportunity, visit the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) website. For additional questions, email the Secretary’s Honors Program Cyber Student Volunteer Initiative Coordinator at with "Cyber Student Volunteer Initiative" in the subject line.

Professor David C. Anastasiu Receives Best Research Paper Award at DSAA 2016

Dr. David C. Anastasiu, Assistant Professor of Computer Engineering Department, received the Best Research Paper Award and Next Generation Data Scientist Award (NGDS) at IEEE International Conference on Data Science and Advanced Analytics (DSAA) held on Octorber 17-19, 2016. The NGDS award is given to full-time research students and early-career researchers who conduct foundational research and innovative applied work in data science and advanced analytics.

Grant Proposal to the Department of Homeland Security

On August 22, 2016, the Center submitted a $1.9 million grant proposal to the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). The title of this proposal is A Multidisciplinary Graduate Degree Training Program in Cybersecurity. DHS is in the process of reviewing this proposal.

Symposium on Curriculum Development in Security and Information Assurance

The workshop on Curriculum Development in Security and Information Assurance (CDSIA) was held at San Jose State University in April 2014. The workshop attracted faculty members from over 40 universities nationwide and was co-sponsored by industry and the TRUST organization.

US Cyber Challenge CyberQuests Preparatory Day Camps

San Jose State University hosted the 2014 US Cyber Challenge CyberQuests Preparatory Day Camps. Results from online CyberQuest competitions were used to select candidates for admittance into the prestigious US Cyber Challenge Western Regional Cyber Security Camp to be held at SJSU in August 2014.

Women's Institute in Summer Enrichment

SJSU hosted Women's Institute in Summer Enrichment (WISE) 2013. WISE was a one-week residential summer program at NSF STC TRUST's SJSU campus that brought together graduate students, post-doctoral fellows, and professors from all disciplines that were interested in Ubiquitous Secure Technology and the social, political, and economical ramifications that are associated with this technology. Thought leaders from academia, industry, and government come to WISE to teach power courses in several disciplines, including computer science, engineering, economics, law, and public policy. The one-week program allowed participants to explore opportunities for career development and to network with their peers.

Information Security Student Club

In 2013, SJSU established an Information Security student club. Club members participate in planning and executing the events/programs. They are also active in the Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition (CCDC), Uber CPTC Penetration Testing Competition and other enrichment activities.