Center for Cybersecurity Education


The vision of the Center for Cybersecurity Education (CCE) is to provide information assurance and cyber defense education and community outreach to promote cyber safety. Our center promotes IA/CD education and best practices within and outside our campus to prepare next generation of cybersecurity professionals. Our cyber education program includes ethical and legal conduct for security professionals.


The mission of the Center for Cybersecurity Education (CCE) is to disseminate cybersecurity and information assurance knowledge through publications, events and classes. The CCE will collaborate with government agencies, private businesses, non-profit organizations, and other entities to promote awareness of cybersecurity issues. The CCE will also work to develop a strong cybersecurity workforce in North Alabama by supporting and promoting Calhoun Community College’s AAS degree and certificate programs in Information Assurance/Cyber Defense. Calhoun’s degree and certificate programs include a balance of theory and hands-on labs.

Guidance and Oversight

Calhoun Community College Center for Cybersecurity Education advisory board consists of Cybersecurity professionals from area businesses and educational institutions. Function of the board is to provide guidance and leadership for the center and academic program. Board members bring a wealth of cybersecurity knowledge from the local businesses and assist the center to promote cybersecurity education.

Contact Information

Nisheeth Agrawal
Center for Cybersecurity Education Coordinator
(256) 890-4751



Calhoun and UAH have partnered together to award a scholarship to CIS students planning to transfer to UAH. Scholarship applications are closed at this time.



Cybersecurity News

Security Related links

Security Organizations (membership based)

  • ISSA
  • NAISSA (Calhoun Community College faculty are members of local chapter)
  • ISACA (Calhoun Community College has a Student Chapter)


Security Software Tools

Password cracking:

Network scanning software

Network vulnerability scanning software

Network analyzer software

Wireless network analyzer and software

File search software

Web application vulnerability scanning software

Database security scanning software

Encryption Software