About the CCI

The CCI is a robust, multi-agency effort to protect California from future cyber threats through training and research for government, academia, military, law enforcement, first responders and private entities. Our partners are the California National Guard and Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo.

The novel partnership among academia, industry and government offers immediate opportunities for local law enforcement, military personnel and even Cal Poly students as a part of its efforts to equip California to better protect its citizens. 

As an extension of Cal Poly’s Cybersecurity Center, the CCI aims to educate the next generation cyber workforce and provide faculty and students with a new, hands-on research and learning environment. The CCI serves as an extended Learn by Doing space for Cal Poly students to explore new cyber technologies and train and test tactics side by side with law enforcement professionals and cyberforensics experts. The program helps shape California’s cyber standards and practices by offering an environment for cyberdefense innovation through advanced study and basic and applied research on emerging issues and technical challenges.

Our Program Provides

  • Training
    Vigorous training and simulations by and for law enforcement and academics
  • Resources
    Ideal environment for the practical development and testing of tactics to prosecute cybercrime
  • Innovation
    Space for cyber defense innovation through advanced study and applied research on emerging issues
  • Protection
    Supports the goals outlined by Governor  Newsom's Cybersecurity Task Force
  • Expertise
    A future workforce of experts in cyber technologies and systems, including those who will serve the military and defense industry

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