CCOE fulfills its aims through a number of programs and initiatives. These stimulate economic growth by building the cyber industry, as well as foster a safe and secure cyber environment regionwide.


Attracting and Nurturing Talent – Workforce Development

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Creating New Business Opportunities

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Fostering Collaboration in the Cyber Community

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Attracting and Nurturing Talent – Workforce Development

Job Board

Job Board and Internship Program connects the cyber workforce with industry job opportunities, especially to reach military veterans with in-demand cyber skills.


Link2Cyber connects college students, transitioning service members and veterans with career opportunities through industry-led events at San Diego’s universities and bases.

Universities and Industry Roundtables

University–Industry Roundtables convenes Deans and cyber companies to foster greater alignment between university curriculum and industry needs.

Creating New Business Opportunities

Secure San Diego

Secure San Diego facilitates collaboration between the cyber industry, academia, local government, utilities, transportation agencies and the military and intelligence community to foster a more secure cyber environment and position San Diego as a global hub of cybersecurity innovation.

Thought Leadership

Thought Leadership events that bring together San Diego’s cyber leaders with global experts, law enforcement and regulatory agencies to educate and further the cybersecurity industry.

Cyber Advocacy

Cyber Advocacy independent, fact-based, credible source for educating decision makers.

Fostering Collaboration in the Cyber Community


Research delivers data, analysis and recommendations to policymakers, educational institutions, businesses, talent and key non-profits to encourage regional economic development.


Stakeholder Forums create an open dialog between the cyber industry, innovation sectors, academia and the government allowing for real-time problem solving to challenges facing the industry and quick mobilization around opportunities to accelerate San Diego’s cyber cluster.


Local, State and Federal Collaboration unites San Diego’s robust network of non-profit organizations supporting start-ups, innovation, education, research and public policy and connects San Diego’s cyber cluster with the Governor’s Military Advisory Council, California Cyber Security Task Force and National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education (NICE).