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Riverside City College is working towards the designation of becoming a Center of Academic Excellence for Cyber Security by The 
National Security Agency (NSA) and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). Click here​ for more info.

New Associate's Degree in Cyber Defense! More information coming soon.

Cyber Security Center​​

In line with the Center for Academic Excellence goals and to promote cyber defense skills and​ aw​areness,

Riverside City College, with support from the Riverside Community College District, has established a

Cyber Security Center and an Info​rmation Security and Cyber Defense educational pathway for students

interested in ​​pursuing a career in cyber defense​​.​ The mission of the center is to provide access to

technology and resources to assist our students in pursuit of a career in cyber defense as well as to

provide for staff, faculty and the community at large​, resources on ​information security awareness and

online safety for both adults and children.

Official Training Academy For​






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Topics Covered will include:
Cisco Networking, Windows Operation System Security, Linux Security, Firewalls, Web Security,
Digital Forensic, Intrusion Prevention Systems, Security Policies and Procedures, Security Information,
Event Management, Ethical Hacking, and Building a Secure Computer Network​​. 

Industry-Recognized Certification​​​____________________________________________________________________________________ 

Take courses that align with CiscoCompTIAISC2LPIC Certifications and more.​ RCC has an 

outstanding Information Security and Cyber Defense Program. You can earn a certificate in as little as 

2 semesters. Get more information on classes here: RCC Cyber Security Pathway​​A high tech online 

virtual environment is made available to students pursuing our ​“Information Security and Cyber Defense” 

pathway and certificate. An Associate degree is forthcoming in the same.​

Cyber Security Club

The Cyber Security Center is also used by our Cyber Security Club for meetings, discussions and various

cyber defense projects as well as practice space for competitions such as NCL and WRCCDCThe center

is shared by our ACM club and program for coding practice and projects. RCC also hostCyberPatriot 

summer camps for high school students to foster interest and learning in cyber defens​​e.


Our center is located in the Martin Luther King Building, room 205 and is equipped with 27 workstations

w​ith Internet access that is isolated from the production network and a variety of security tools including 

virtual machines where various operating systems can be loaded and studied from a CD perspective in a 

safe manner. A ​​library of computing and security books are available for use on location.


Many organizations offer cyber security scholarships to students pursuing a career in this important 

and in-​demand field, so if you are looking to land additional funding for college, be sure to check out these 

cybersecurity scholarships.​

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Get more information on Cyber Security Scholarships here: Cyber Security Scholarship Page

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CNBC​ CompTIA IT Careers
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Learn how to stay safe on the internet with these helpful links!​