Center for Information Security Research and Education

Center of Academic Excellence (CAE) Certification

The University of Houston’s educational and research programs in cybersecurity and cyber defense have been recognized by the National Security Agency and the Department of Homeland Security.

UH first received the “Center of Academic Excellence” designation for its education programs in 2007, after the creation of the Center for Information Security Research and Education. This was renewed in 2014, along with the additional designation as a Research Institution. Read more >

National Security Agency Department of Homeland Security

At the University of Houston

The Center for Information Security Research and Education (CISRE) at the University of Houston was established in October 2007. CISRE is designed to leverage the university’s strengths as part of the solution to the nation’s Homeland Security needs and deficit of information assurance talent and resources. CISRE leads Houston’s charge to become a nationally recognized center for information security issues.

Our Vision

Our vision is to develop the world’s foremost center for multidisciplinary education and development of operational capabilities in the areas of information assurance and security. CISRE was developed to expand the existing knowledge base through research into technology based solutions associated with information security. A key element of CISRE is a broad, multidisciplinary based information security curriculum designed to prepare students for careers in the information security field.