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Intelligence, Cybersecurity, and Criminology Center (IC3)

National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense

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The School of Criminology and Security Studies, Bachelor of Science (BS) in Cybercriminology and Security Studies, Cybercrime Program was recently validated as a Program of Study by the National Security Agency (NSA). As a result, Indiana State University pursued and obtained designation as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense. The NSA recognized and sponsored the CAE-CD with the goal of reducing vulnerability in our national information infrastructure by promoting higher education and research in cyber defense and producing professionals with cyber defense expertise.

About Us

Established in June 2022, the newly rebranded Intelligence, Cybersecurity, and Criminology Center (IC3) is dedicated to the mission to advance the nation critical infrastructure through education, partnerships, real-world experience and hands-on learning. The IC3 is an epicenter for cybersecurity education and training in Indiana. The IC3 further provides community outreach, cyber awareness, and industry partnerships to help reduce the cybersecurity professional gap.


Earn a B.S. in Cybercriminology and Security Studies with a Concentration in Cybercrime


Faculty members have many years of combined experience in the area of criminal justice, digital forensics and security.

Cybersecurity Resources

Cyber program students have access to many resources such as gamified learning, labs and exercises, websites, and professional organizations.

Cybersecurity News

The main page of the Cyber program programs feeds for the latest cyber news as well as recent internal events and a whole section is dedicated to past events.

University Security Resources and Awareness

The Office of Information Technology provides many student resources as well as a knowledge base for awareness.

CyberSycamore Club

The CyberSycamore Club is a new club being established for the 2021-2022 school year in the School of Criminology and Security Studies to supplements cybersecurity classroom curricula with education at meetings, participating in collegiate and other cyber competitions, and establishing an environment that fosters education by sharing cyber concepts.

Industry Advisory Board

Indiana State University School of Criminology and Security Studies Cybercrime program current industry advisory board members are made up of cybersecurity professionals in industry, academia, and/or government and provide advice and direction for cybersecurity program efforts.

Center Director

Dr. Jason E James, Director of IC3 and Assistant Professor of Cybersecurity

Holmstedt Hall, Room 209

Phone: (812) 237-5488