Founded in 2014, the Center for Assurance Research and Engineering (CARE) within the Volgenau School of Engineering occupies the ideal location because of its close proximity to Virginia's cluster of technology companies and the nation's capital and key federal agencies. CARE has quickly built an international reputation for its cybersecurity research.

George Mason's Expansive Cybersecurity Offerings

CARE operates within a rich university environment. George Mason is one of the world's top research institutions and, more than 15 years ago, the university was one of the first educational institutions in the country to boldly commit resources for research and programs in the increasingly important cybersecurity field.

Today, the university hosts several cybersecurity-oriented centers and offers a multitude of cybersecurity certificates and top ranked degrees including:

  • BS in Cybersecurity Engineering (Volgenau School of Engineering)
  • MS in Information Security & Assurance (Volgenau School of Engineering)
  • MS in Management of Secure Information Systems (multidisciplinary degree with faculty from the schools of engineering, business and policy/government/international affairs)
  • MS in International Security (School of Policy, Government and International Affairs)

CARE also draws on the expertise of those outside the academic community, bringing together technology professional for cybersecurity conferences and events throughout the year.