Welcome to the Professional Institute

Welcome to the Professional Institute at the School of Computing and Information (SCI). We’ve created this institute to provide you with the up-to-date skills and knowledge you need to take on current challenges in the fields of computing and technology.

One of the top challenges facing our society today is hacking. It is estimated that more than half of businesses in the U.S. have experienced a cyber attack. With this ever-present threat, it is crucial that professionals are properly prepared to fight these attacks.

SCI is a leader in cybersecurity education–we’ve been a designated National Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance Education by both the U.S. National Security Agency (NSA) and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) since 2014. However, our programs will offer you more than just technical expertise. By offering classes with Pitt’s schools of Law and Public and International Affairs, you will also have the opportunity to gain insights into the legal, policy, and social aspects of cyber threats.

I encourage you to find out more about how our programs can prepare you to build a safer and more secure future.

Paul R. Cohen
Founding Dean and Professor
School of Computing and Information