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Promoting Computer and Internet Safety

The Eastern Florida State College Center for Cybersecurity and Digital Forensics (CCDF) is a multi-disciplinary center offering resources and events and community outreach to increase education and awareness around cybersecurity and digital forensics. The center also supports the training offered through our related academic programs that include bachelor and associate degrees.

National Security Administration Center of Academic Excellence

National Security Agency United States of AmericaUS Department of Homeland SecurityThe National Security Agency (NSA) and U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) have jointly designated Eastern Florida State College as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense (known as CAE-CD).

Read more about this designation and what it means for the CCDF and the College's students. The NSA and DHS jointly sponsor the CAE-CD program 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.

Our Mission

EFSC Technology Internet/Ethics and Acceptable Use Policy

Eastern Florida State College is committed to safeguarding the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of all information assets of the institution to ensure that all regulatory and operation requirements are fulfilled. View our full Technology Mission and Internet/Ethics Policy.

Cyber Range

The Center for Cybersecurity and Digital Forensics operates a Cyber Range located on the Palm Bay Campus (Building 3, Room 203). The range is an air-gap network, which simulates a real-world enterprise network. It is used for network traffic simulations, security threat analysis, and pentesting. Community outreach events are held in the Cyber Range, as well as student competitions and professional development workshops.

EFSC students have the opportunity to volunteer in the Cyber Range to develop hands-on, technical experience in networking, system administration, web development, and security analysis. For more information, contact Nicole Dyess at

CyberTech Skills Center

Located on the Palm Bay Campus, Bldg. 3, Rm. 208, this center is available to students, faculty and staff Monday through Thursday as a place to unlock the world of cybersecurity, sharpen your computer science skills, or seek assistance with your coursework. We know that learning is enhanced through guidance and support. That’s why our knowledgeable lab technicians and student leaders are passionate about sharing their wisdom and helping you thrive in the cyber tech world.

Phone: 321-433-5161

Mailing Address:
EFSC Center for Cybersecurity & Digital Forensics
250 Community College Pkwy SE
Palm Bay, FL 32909

Call or email to inquire about student internships at the CCDF.

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