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Center for Cyber Defense Education

National Centers of Academic Excellence (CAE2Y)

As we become increasingly engaged with and reliant on technology in our homes, schools and workplaces, our vulnerability to malicious cyberattacks and information theft increases.

The Center for Cyber Defense Education at College of DuPage is dedicated to the development, promotion and support of education, collaboration and innovation in security technologies and management, information security assurance and digital forensics across multiple academic and professional disciplines.

As a certified Cisco Academy, a certified CompTIA Academy and a Microsoft IT Academy, College of DuPage sits at the forefront of affordable computer education, providing the state-of-the-art training, hands-on skills and credentials that are in demand by the industry and necessary to begin a successful career in cyber security and information assurance.

What’s more, the proximity of COD’s award-winning Robert J. Miller Homeland Security Education Center allows for unprecedented opportunities for interdisciplinary educational and professional projects and collaborative experiences across a variety of computer and criminal justice and security disciplines.

For more information on the cyber defense center at College of DuPage, please contact Tony Chen at (630) 942-2537 or

Contact Information

Dr. Felix Davis, Coordinator, CIT Program
Berg Instructional Center (BIC), Room 1536, (630) 942-2134

Tony Chen, CIT Professor
Berg Instructional Center (BIC), Room 1F09, (630) 942-2537

Kim Groesbeck, Program Support Specialist
Berg Instructional Center (BIC), Room 1433, (630) 942-2599

Nazia Naqvi, Program Advisor
Berg Instructional Center (BIC), Room 1530A, (630) 942-2081

Business and Applied Technology Division
Technical Education Center (TEC), Room 1034, (630) 942-2592