The University of San Diego will create a center that will address cyber-security issues and offer graduate degree programs.

The USD Center for Cyber Security Engineering and Technology will become part of San Diego’s growing technology security cluster, which includes the Navy’s Space and Naval Warfare System Command Center and anti-virus software maker ESET, among other companies and organizations.

Among the center’s plans are supporting a Master of Science in Cyber Security Engineering that will be offered by USD’s School of Engineering and an online Master of Science in Cyber Security Information Technology Leadership. Program websites will be available when campus and accreditation approvals are received, according to the school.

Several certificate programs for public enrollment will address subjects like risk management, cyber intelligence, cyber security assessment and testing, and cyber-security policy and the law.

According to USD, the degree programs will be designed for working professionals, and will be taught by USD faculty and cyber professionals who bring decades of current and real-world experience to their students.

The center will also conduct research, discovery and development of the tools to assist consumers, corporations, nonprofits, utilities and the military find the solutions needed to solve challenges presented by cyber attacks.