C3O

Center for Cybersecurity and Cyber Operations

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Welcome to C3O

Welcome to the Naval Postgraduate School Center Cybersecurity and Cyber Operations (C3O). C3O is America's foremost center for defense-related research and education in software security, inherently trustworthy systems, cybersecurity defense, and the use of computational systems in both defensive and adversarial cyber operations.

C3O's mix of highly experienced faculty and staff, along with its diverse student body comprising senior military officers, government employees and civilians, make it uniquely qualified to address security issues of the Department of Defense (DoD) and U.S. Government. Please explore our website and feel free to contact us if you have any questions. 

Center of Academic Excellence

 

Center of Academic Excellence

The NPS has been designated a Center of Academic Excellence in three categories: Cyber Defense, Cyber Operations, and Cyber Research.  This designation is awarded by the NCAE Program. NPS is one of a small number of institutions to have received three NCAE designations. The C3O serves as the NPS's focal point for cyber curriculum and practice.

 

Cybersecurity Fundamentals Certificate

Distance Learning for Naval Personnel

The three-course Cybersecurity Fundamentals certificate (Curriculum 256) is offered to non-resident U.S. Naval personnel. Classes are taught asynchronously. Each certificate offering takes approximately 9 months to complete with one course per quarter.  Additional information is available here.

This program has become very popular and there is a waiting list. Please contact cyberapps@nps.edu to be added to the list.

CISR - CyberCIEGE

CyberCIEGE

CyberCIEGE is an innovative computer-based tool that teaches cybersecurity through simulation and resource management. CyberCIEGE is an ideal vehicle to meet cybersecurity training and awareness requirements. 

Visit the CyberCIEGE website 

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Congratulations to NPS Cybersecurity and Cyber Operations Scholars!!

    LT Scott Covin, USN -- Outstanding Thesis, Fall 2023.

    CPT Andrew Sill, USA -- Graduation with Distinction; Fleet Cyber Command Award for Academic Achievement in Cyber Operations, Fall 2023.

    LT Bracha Tova Rappaport, USN -- Rear Admiral Grace Murray Hopper Computer Science Award, Summer 2023.

     LTC Mathieu Couillard, Army Canada -- Outstanding Thesis, Spring 2023

     SCPO Benjamin Shady, USN -- Fleet Cyber Command Award for Academic Achievement in Cyber Operations, Fall 2022.

     Capt Nathaniel David Haynes, USMC -- Rear Admiral Grace Murray Hopper Computer Science Award.  Summer 2022.

     Capt Joseph Meier, USMC -- Rear Admiral Grace Murray Hopper Computer Science Award. Spring 2022.

     LT Christopher John Britt, USN and LT Andre Leon, USN -- Fleet Cyber Command Award for Academic Achievement in Cyber Operations. Spring 2022.

     LT David Nygren, USN -- Rear Admiral Grace Murray Hopper Computer Science Award. Summer 2021.

     LT Thomas Carter, USN -- Fleet Cyber Command Award for Academic Achievement in Cyber Operations. Spring 2021.

     LT Michael Laws, USN -- Fleet Cyber Command Award for Academic Achievement in Cyber Operations. Spring 2020.

     Capt Eric Wikman, USMC -- Rear Admiral Grace Murray Hopper Computer Science Award. Spring 2020.