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AFIT Cyber Education

Cyber Education at AFIT

Cyber education, research, and consulting is synergized across AFIT under our designation as the Air Force's Cyberspace Technical Center of Excellence (CyTCoE). Our team focuses on the areas of offensive and defensive cyber operations, cyber security, and resiliency in weapon systems.

  • Cyber education at AFIT focuses primarily on the areas of offensive and defensive cyber operations and on cyber security and resiliency in weapon systems.
  • The Graduate School offers advanced degrees in computer engineering and computer science with cyber security specializations.
  • The School of Strategic Force Studies provides cyber Senior and Master Professional Rating Courses (Cyberspace 200/300).
  • The School of Systems and Logistics provides short courses on analyzing and handling cyber threats to Air and Space Force weapon systems.
  • The Advanced Cyber Education (ACE) summer course gives U.S. Air Force Academy and ROTC cadets a month-long immersive cyber warfare experience.
  • AFIT is designated as a national Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Research (CAE-R) by the Department of Homeland Security and the National Security Agency.
  • Cutting-edge research topics at AFIT focus on understanding and developing advanced cyber-related theories and technologies. Examples include:

    • Human Factors in Cyber Weapons
    • Cyber in Multi-Domain Operations
    • Advanced Networking & Security
    • Radio Frequency (RF) / Physical Layer
    • Reverse Engineering & Cyber Defense
    • Cyber Physical & Embedded Systems
  • The Center for Cyberspace Research conducts graduate-level security and operations research.
  • Customer-specific technical consulting is available to support individual organizations or process improvements.
  • Faculty and research centers provide tailored consulting and workshops to address real-time cyber needs.
  • AFIT is a co-founder of the Cincinnati-Dayton Cyber Corridor and participates in efforts to promote collaboration in a cyber ecosystem.
  • AFIT partners with over a dozen Air and Space Force and other DoD organizations to address critical cyber issues.
>Cyber Professional Education - Cyberspace 200/300
Cyber Professional Education - Cyberspace 200/300

Cyber professional education in the School of Strategic Force Studies inculcates the cyberspace force and joint force members with the knowledge and skills necessary to apply offensive, defensive, and information network operations to support all aspects of the national defense strategy.

Cyber Continuing Education - School of Systems & Logistics
Cyber Continuing Education - School of Systems & Logistics

Short courses focus on weapon system acquisition and management -- from trusted systems and networks, to assessing cyber vulnerabilities and protections in avionics, to analyzing cybersecurity mission risks in weapon system platform IT.

Graduate Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Graduate Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

The faculty, staff, and graduate students in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering are at the forefront of cyber operations in support of the Air Force mission.

Center for Cyberspace Research (CCR)
Center for Cyberspace Research (CCR)

The Center for Cyberspace Research (CCR), established in March 2002, conducts cyber security and operations research at the Master's and PhD levels. The CCR is forward-looking and responsive to the changing needs of the Air and Space Forces, the Department of Defense, and the federal government.

AF CyTCoE Designation

The mission of the Air Force is to deliver sovereign options for the defense of the United States of America and its global interests - to fly and fight in Air, Space and Cyberspace. To achieve this objective, we must develop and maintain a cadre of professionals who can fight offensively and defensively in cyberspace. The Air Force Institute of Technology (AFIT) has been a leader in advanced cyberspace education and training for several years, and supports numerous research and development efforts in partnership with various defense organizations. As a result of its leadership in this field, we are designating AFIT as the Air Force Cyberspace Technical Center of Excellence (AF CyTCoE).

Michael W. Wynne, 21st Secretary of the Air Force & T. Michael Moseley, 18th USAF Chief of Staff

AF CyTCoE Mission

AF CyTCoE's goal is to enhance the USAF's ability to develop cyber warriors capable of delivering strategic, operational and tactical effects by leveraging the most cutting-edge technologies and tactics available.

  1. Develop relationships with various cyber organizations and communities (AF, DoD, federal agencies, civilian academic/commercial research organizations).
  2. Maintain awareness of what these various cyber organizations/communities are doing.
  3. Use this knowledge to feed into the needs of our operational cyber forces in this field.
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