MAC Center for Cybersecurity

Study Cybersecurity at Mount Aloysius

Mount Aloysius College offers a bachelor’s degree in Information Technology with a concentration in Cybersecurity and Digital Forensics. Courses are designed to focus on hands-on learning in a dedicated Cybersecurity lab under the instruction of diverse, highly-trained faculty with years of experience. Virtualized lab environments offer students additional opportunities to learn outside of the classroom environment. Courses are offered in the classroom as well as in hybrid and fully online formats.

The cybersecurity and digital forensics lab at Mount Aloysius College
Cybersecurity Program Advisory Board:
  • Mike Miller, Cyber Protection Group
  • Preston Jennings, VP, Information Security & CISCO, Trinity Health
  • Adam Murphy, Sourceree
  • Dr. Kevin J. Slonka, University of Pittsburgh at Greensburg
  • David Biser, Blue Bastion
  • poster for cybersecurity
  • Cybersecuirty Awareness poster
  • cyber security
  • Tips for Cyber Security

Posters created for an awareness project in CSIT 201: Cybersecurity Fundamentals

Questions about cybersecurity?

We can help!

Contact Justin Williams
Chair of the Information Technology Department

MAC Cybersecurity Program Named “Center of Academic Excellence” by NSA

The select designation is awarded to US colleges and universities who meet the NSA and DHS’ rigorous standards for cybersecurity teaching and awareness. It recognizes colleges whose programs fall in line with rigorous expectations for instruction and support.

The Mount is the only 4-year program in Blair/Cambria Counties with this designation.

Only 16 schools in Pennsylvania and just over 350 institutions across the country hold Center of Academic Excellence status.

MAC faculty and administrators stand with the Cybersecurity NSA designation banner
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Remote Cyber Analyst and Cyber Programming Internships Available!

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Key Cybersecurity Resources

Cyber News

Student Activities

Activities for Fall 2021:

  • Oct. 8th at 9am Cybersecurity Presentation for Inauguration (open to the community) located in the Cyber Lab.
  • Oct. 11 @ 5 – 6 pm Hack the Box Demo in Cyber Lab with Pizza
  • October 20th- Cyber Kahoot – open all day till midnight 12am for a chance to win a 1st place prize. You do not need to know a lot about Cyber Security to play! Everyone is welcome!
  • October 21st @ 11am to 1pm local Cybersecurity company Sourceree will be on campus for Cyber Month
  • October 27th @ 5pm – Visit the dark side of Cyber! Make your own spooky slime and/or Halloween cards while learning the dark side of Cyber Security. Located outside in the tents (weather permitting) or in Bertchi Lounge.
  • November 1, 2021 @ 3:30pm – virtual Cybersecurity presentation with Preston Jennings from Trinity Health
Activities for Spring 2021:
  • Virtual Guest Speaker David Biser CSIT 201 – Feb. 23, 2021
  • Cyber Club Meeting March 23, 2021

Institutional Security Resources & Awareness

Internal Cyber News

  • SANs training now available and required for all employees

Meet the MAC Cybersecurity Faculty

Portrait of Kristi Smith

Kristi Smith
Department Chair &
Assistant Professor of IT
Center PoC

Jeff Sunseri Headshot

Jeffrey Sunseri
Assistant Professor of IT

Justin Williams
Cyber Defense Coach &
Instructor of IT

  • Justin Williams
  • Richard Leahey Jr.
  • Dr. Kevin Slonka
  • Joe Vargo