Securing Our Future

Investing in Cybersecurity

One of only two schools in New England recognized as a Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Operations by the National Security Agency (NSA), the University of New Haven’s cybersecurity program is the recipient of significant federal and private funding from prestigious agencies and organizations.

The year 2020 begins the next chapter — our next century of success for the University — and we need your help to prepare the cybersecurity workforce of the future.

We have a solid foundation, and the demand for cybersecurity professionals will only continue to grow. Through your support for Securing Our Future, we will:

Develop New Infrastructure and Laboratory Space

As our program continues to grow, we look to build a state-of-the-art facility for ethical hacking that features a cyber range, offensive and defensive cybersecurity capabilities, and artificial intelligence resources as well as a multidisciplinary space and a center for women in cybersecurity and computer science. A variety of naming opportunities are available for this new facility.

These improvements will exponentially enrich the success of our students, allowing us to accept more students to help meet the industry demand and taking our program to even greater heights.

Naming the School of Cybersecurity, Computing, and Artificial Intelligence — $50 Million

Hire and Retain Leading Cybersecurity Scholars

New faculty have a rigorous tenure and promotion process, requiring them to raise significant grant funding for research and to develop high-impact opportunities for students.

Your philanthropic support will help us attract and retain the best faculty who will inspire the cyber heroes of tomorrow through a named faculty fund.

Named Endowed Level Named Annual Level
Deanship $5M
Payable over five years
$200,000 per year with a five-year commitment
Chair and Interdisciplinary Chair $3M
Payable over five years
$120,00 per year with a five-year commitment
Professorships $500,000
Payable over five years
$20,000 per year with a five-year commitment
Faculty Research Fund $250,000
Payable over five years
$10,000 per year with a five-year commitment
Create Access and Opportunity

We are committed to creating new scholarships for aspiring cybersecurity students — especially for individuals from traditionally underrepresented groups in the field — to ensure that, as a University, we can educate confident and capable cybersecurity leaders to meet the current and future industry demand.

You can help us by establishing a named endowed scholarship or by contributing to an existing one.

Named Endowed Scholarship (undergraduate or graduate) — $20,000+

Enhance Student Learning Experiences

Funding to support student research or participation in competitions is always in demand as our students raise the bar on what they achieve. In October 2019, the University hosted the fifth annual New England Regional Collegiate Penetration Testing Competition (CPTC), an event where top cybersecurity students from across the globe gain real-life experiences that will prepare them for success in their careers.

There are many opportunities for our students to participate in programs on a regional and national level that help shape their cybersecurity careers. Support for the Cybersecurity Excellence Fund provides a variety of transformational student experiences.

Endowed Graduate or Undergraduate Scholarship - $20,000+
Cybersecurity Excellence Fund — $10,000+

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Not Your Average Summer: High School Students Get Inside Look into Field of Cybersecurity

Forty students from around the region spent a week tracking down cyber criminals, decrypting codes, cracking passwords, and learning how to hack into major websites – to ultimately understand how to protect them – as part of the University of New Haven’s GenCyber Agent Academy, an innovative program supported by the National Science Foundation and the National Security Agency.

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