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 region-wide.


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 Career Map connects the global cyber workforce with San Diego job opportunities and career paths.

Universities and Industry Roundtables

Internship and Apprenticeship Programs partner industry, academia and non-profits to align talent supply and demand and provide a cyber workforce pipeline.


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

Creating New Business Opportunities

Secure San Diego

Secure San Diego facilitates collaboration between the region’s cyber industry, academia, local government, utilities, transportation, law enforcement and military to create a more secure cyber environment and position San Diego as a leader in collaborative cyber 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 connects San Diego’s cyber cluster with the California Governor’s Military Advisory Council and Cyber Security Task Force as well as national programs like CyberUSA and National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education (NICE).