Cybersecurity Center


Welcome to The Cybersecurity Center

The National Security Agency (NSA) has designated Hudson County Community College as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense (CAE-CD).

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Designation, Validation & Certificates

Hudson County Community College has been designated as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense (CAE -CD) for the validated program(s) of study through academic year 2027.

HCCC’s ability to meet the increasing demands of the program criteria will serve the nation well in contributing to the protection of the National Information Infrastructure.  The National Cyber Strategy, September 2018, addresses the critical shortage of professionals with cybersecurity skills and highlights the importance of higher education as a solution to defending America’s cyberspace. “A highly skilled cybersecurity workforce is a strategic national security advantage.”  “The United States Government will continue to invest in and enhance programs that build the domestic talent pipeline, from primary through postsecondary education.” Education is the key to promoting these ideals.

Designation Certificate


The National Security Agency (NSA) and a committee of academic peers has validated the Computer Science - Cybersecurity Associate in Science (A.S.) for HCCC, through academic year 2027. The Program of Study Validation proves our ability to meet the increasing demands for serving the nation and contributing to the protection of the National Information Infrastructure.

Validation Certificate


EC Council Certificate


Upcoming Events

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Past Events

December 7, 8 & 12, 2022 - Cybersecurity Webinar Series

Cybersecurity Webinar Series


June 14 & 21 - Networking Technology Workshop at HCCC


Learn how networks impact daily life and basic implementation of network solutions.

  • Learn how computer networks have broken down boundaries for global communications and the network components used to do it.
  • Explore network device configurations and how security is fundamental part of computer networking in a home network connected to the internet or in an enterprise environment.

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May 3-5 - Virtual Cybersecurity Workshop at HCCC

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Interested in Pursuing a Degree in Cybersecurity?

Computer Science (Cybersecurity Option) A.S

The graduates of the Associate in Science degree in Computer Science/Cybersecurity are prepared for transfer to four-year institutions to complete bachelor's degrees in Computer Science, Mathematics, or related fields.

Current Cybersecurity News


Security Alerts and Information from ITS

Cybersecurity Events  Phish Bowl

Training and Guides by ITS

Guides and How-To's  Cybersecurity Resources for Students

Program Advisory Board

  • Gabriela Melendez
  • Mohanad Mohamed
  • Morris Nessim

Cybersecurity Faculty Members

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Contact Person

Faisal Aljamal
Coordinator of Cybersecurity Program
263 Academy Street, Room S405A
Jersey City, NJ 07306
(201) 360-4746

Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Division
263 Academy Street, Room S204
Jersey City, NJ 07306
(201) 360-4265