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The Cal Poly California Cybersecurity Institute accelerates unique opportunities to advance the Cal Poly Learn by Doing  pedagogy for students and faculty.​ 

CCI accomplishes this through the following activities: 

The Space and Cybersecurity Newsletter


Undergraduate Senior Projects

Student Spotlight

Thought Leadership


Past Activities

As the cyber domain changes, so have the priorities of the CCI. Some of the past activities found at the CCI include: 

Space Cybersecurity Symposium 2020

Cyber Diner Podcast (2021)

Cyber to Schools (2020-2021)

Journal for Threat Intelligence (2022)

CCI Podcasts

Trafficking Investigations Hub


Additionally, CCI has been involved in a variety of student, staff, and faculty research projects related to cybersecurity.  


Past Research Publications

Student Stories 

Salvador Alberto Gutierrez

Making Connections and Pursuing a Career in Cybersecurity

Originally not interested in technology, Sal’s time at Cal Poly and the CCI has put him on a pathway for a career in cybersecurity. 


Benjamin Arts

Going from E-sports to Cyber

The CCI provided an opportunity for Benjamin use his past experiences in gaming and e-sports for cybersecurity education.  

READ Benjamin's Story

Gwen Danley

Leveraging an Interest in Technology

Gwen was drawn to come work at the CCI for two reasons: an interest in technology and something flexible that worked with her school schedule. 

Read Gwen’s Story