Center for Network Computing & Cybersecurity

Who We Are

The Center for Network Computing and Cyber Security (CNCC) supports and coordinates research and education in information assurance and cyber defense in support of Eastern Washington University’s teaching, learning, scholarly, and creative activity goals.

The Center also works to promote all things cybersecurity-related. The center focuses on bringing students and businesses together to learn more about cybersecurity, volunteer with the local community, and network with industry professionals.

Our Mission

  • Promote: Promote cybersecurity and Cyber Awareness.
  • Learn: Create opportunities for interested cybersecurity students to expand their knowledge and experience through collaboration and team-based projects.
  • Network: Connect cybersecurity professionals with students allowing for networking and insight into the cybersecurity industry.
  • Opportunities: The EWU Center for Network Computing and Cyber Security promotes a curriculum that is based on current cybersecurity industry challenges and situations. In addition to the students earning a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science with a Cybersecurity minor, there are opportunities to participate in a myriad of cybersecurity events, including membership in the EWU Cybersecurity Club. In spring 2019 and fall 2020 students took part in the National Cyber League, a collegiate cybersecurity competition. One EWU team placed 7th in the nation, and one EWU student placed 5th in the nation for the individual competition.

Contact Us

Center Email:
Point of Contact: Stu Steiner | 509.730.5788

Advisory Board

The external board of advisors contains local and national industry professionals and faculty from other institutions, to provide programmatic guidance over the activities of the center and the program as a whole. This board provides a connection between the program, Center for Network Computing and Cyber Security, College of Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics, the Computer Science Department, and the local community.

Board Leadership

  • Rebecca Long, Future Ada & Engie Impact — Board Chair
  • Joe Dumoulin, Aon — Board Vice Chair
  • Brian Schmidt, Engie Impact — Board Secretary

Remaining Board Membership Industrial Partnerships

Individual names have been removed for privacy.

  • Internet Archives
  • LabCorp
  • F5 Networks
  • RiskLens
  • Surge
  • Identity Mind
  • Fast Enterprises
  • Itron
  • Commerce Architects
  • Maplewood Software
  • Intrinium
  • Intellitect
  • Schweitzer Engineering
  • Inland Northwest Health Services


EWU IT Security

The mission of EWU’s Office of Information Security is to protect EWU’s computer networks and the information that flows over it.

To fulfill this mission, our office provides a wide variety of services to the EWU community that help minimize the occurrence and risk of security incidents. We work closely with other higher education institutions, outside security organizations and researchers to stay informed.

Cyberwatch West

Cyberwatch West is a center for cybersecurity education based out of Whatcom Community College in Bellingham, Wash. Spokane Falls Community College is a member school. They have a large resource pool for colleges and high schools.

Spokane Stem

The Spokane STEM Network fills a niche in our community that no other organization fills by working to transform the way we think, learn, work, and live through STEM by enhancing STEM education opportunities for all youth in the region.

Cybersecurity Guide – Washington State

Cybersecurity Guide is focused on providing information for students seeking a career in cybersecurity.

The National Cybersecurity and Communications Integration Center

The mission of The National Cybersecurity and Communications Integration Center is to reduce the risk of systemic cybersecurity and communications challenges in their role as the nation’s flagship cyber defense, incident response and operational integration center.

Women in Cybersecurity WiCys

WiCyS is a global community of women and men, we are dedicated to bringing talented women together to celebrate and foster their passion and drive for cybersecurity.

National Cyberwatch

National Cyberwatch Center consists of a group of higher education institutions, businesses, and government agencies focused on collaborative efforts to advance information security education and strengthen the national cybersecurity workforce.

IT Career Finder

IT Career Finder helps individuals interested in information technology identify potential careers in the field.

Information Technology Career Guide covers in-depth information regarding information technology career paths, traits and skills for I.T. workers, as well as education and certification requirements for these positions.

Cybersecurity Guide

Cybersecurity Guide is focused on providing information for students seeking a career in cybersecurity.

DOE CyberForce Competition

The DOE CyberForce competition encourages unique defense strategies and techniques in safeguarding cyber assets.

National Cyber League

The National Cyber League (NCL) is the most inclusive, performance-based, learning-centered collegiate cybersecurity competition today!

The NCL, powered by Cyber Skyline, enables students to prepare and test themselves against practical cybersecurity challenges that they will likely face in the workforce, such as identifying hackers from forensic data, pen-testing and auditing vulnerable websites, recovering from ransomware attacks and much more!