Cyber Security Center | Stark State College | North Canton, Ohio
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Cyber Security Center

To promote cyber awareness, cyber security and workforce development by providing information, training and education to students, staff and the public.

About us
Stark State strives to meet the area’s demands for high-quality cyber security education and training. We want our community to be cyber security resilient.

Associate degree in cyber security and computer forensics
Cyber security and digital forensics are the hot areas of computer networking, and you’ll be job-ready with computer and network security skills along with the ability to find digital evidence on multiple devices. You’ll learn proper procedure and handing guidelines for digital evidence and be able to use software tools to image, validate and analyze different digital devices. Hands-on, practical exercises will give you an edge in the job market in both the public and private sectors.

Start as an entry-level security analyst, digital forensics analyst or digital forensics investigator, or continue your education via Stark State’s transfer agreements with Kent State University and Champlain College.

Stark State faculty

  • Glen Goe, Associate Professor of Information Security
  • Larry Ray, PhD, Department Chair, Information Technology

Advisory board

Job market

  • computer networking
  • cyber security
  • network security
  • digital forensics
  • public and private sector job markets

Stark State cyber security best practices

Multi-factor authentication (MFA) is a security process that requires more than one method of authentication from independent sources to verify the user’s identity. In other words, a person is given access only after providing two or more pieces of information uniquely identifying them.

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Cyber Security Awareness MonthUpcoming events

More Critical than Ever: A free seminar

Staying current in the latest trends in network security and digital forensics continues to be essential for law enforcement and corporate security professionals. The event is co-sponsored by Stark State College and the Ohio Chapter of the HTCIA.

Silk Auditorium (Main campus: 6200 Frank Ave NW, North Canton, OH 44720)
Fri., Oct. 6
9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Click here to learn more.


World Backup Day

World Backup DaySunday, March 31, 2024, is World Backup Day, the day where we are reminded of how important it is to back up your data. For more information on what it means and why you should backup your data go to

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