The ODU School of Cybersecurity supports ODU's mission to serve its students and enrich the Commonwealth of Virginia, the nation, and the world through rigorous academic programs, strategic partnerships, and active civic engagement. Our mission is to promote cybersecurity research and education in an interdisciplinary setting. Faculty and staff from across all colleges and reporting units at the university, including Information Technology Services, VMASC and Military Affairs.



COVA CCI is one of four regional nodes that are part of the Commonwealth Cyber Initiative, which seeks to ensure that Virginia is recognized as a global leader in cybersecurity. The initiative aims to support world-class research at the intersection of data, autonomy and security; promote technology commercialization and entrepreneurship; and prepare future generations of innovators and research leaders.