Center for Cyber Security

AUM Center for Cyber Security


In conjunction with the Department of Computer Science at Auburn University at Montgomery, the AUM Center for Cyber Security (AUMCCS) has a two-fold mission: to ensure that the next generation of cyber security professionals have the tools needed to meet the challenges they will face, and to serve as a best-practices resource to local government, military, private industry, the AUM community and the broader Montgomery area.


AUMCCS fulfills this mission by:

  • Fostering awareness of cyber security issues and their solutions
  • Serving as an incubator of new concepts, knowledge and skills to address the threats of the ever-changing cyber security landscape
  • Cultivating mutually beneficial partnerships, workforce-training opportunities and applied research collaborations
  • Developing advanced curricula and public outreach activities

AUMCCS Work at the National Level

The Center’s membership in CompTIA’s Academy program promotes certification and enhances student career opportunities. Research has shown that certified employees have superior communication skills and are better able to understand new or complex technologies.


As a National Cybersecurity Training & Education (NCyTE) Center Educational Member, AUM CCS has access to NCyTE curriculum, professional and/or student development programs and services. NCyTE Center is focused on building a comprehensive network of higher education institutions, businesses, and government agencies dedicated to developing and maintaining a robust cybersecurity workforce. The center is committed to providing a forum for improving the quality and increasing awareness of cybersecurity issues in educational and industrial communities throughout its region.


Ransomware, malware, phishing schemes, insider threats and other online dangers are an increasingly heavy burden on consumers, corporations and taxpayers. In addition to an information-sharing agreement with Alabama’s state government–which provides opportunities to exchange cyber security information, updates, best practices, vulnerabilities and threats–AUMCCS collaborates with the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) on their STOP. THINK. CONNECT. campaign. This initiative increases the understanding of cyber threats and empowers the American public to be safer and more secure online.


Another collaboration is with the Multi-State Information Sharing & Analysis Center. The mission of the MS-ISAC is to improve the overall cybersecurity posture of the nation’s state, local, tribal and territorial governments through focused cyber threat prevention, protection, response, and recovery.


AUMCCS Involvement Close to Home

AUMCCS understands the hiring gap in the Montgomery area for trained IT/cyber security talent to fill the many present and future jobs in industry, government and military. Through outreach and education efforts, the Center works directly with AUM’s Department of Computer Science to generate interest and excitement in these career opportunities among public high school students in the River Region. The Center is also actively involved with these local entities and organizations:

  • Maxwell Air Force Base
  • Maxwell Air Force Base Gunter Annex
  • Montgomery Area Chamber of Commerce and its TechMGM initiative, which strives to cultivate the local IT talent base, utilize Montgomery’s existing assets to attract business, and maximize existing infrastructure to fuel economic development.

Contact Us

For more information or to discuss opportunities for a representative to speak to your group or organization, contact:

Gary D. Amerson, CISSP
Director, Center for Cyber Security
Auburn University at Montgomery
College of Sciences
Goodwyn Hall – Room 213E

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