Excellence in cyber defense and cybersecurity.
WHY SOUTH COAST
Beaufort/Port Royal is a historic area of great natural beauty with a quality of life cherished by its residents and visitors. The Reconstruction Era National Historic Park, the Chambers Waterfront Park, and Hunting Island State Park draw tourists from around the world.
Famous for its marshes and waterways, it also hosts Marine Corps Recruit Training at Parris Island, a Marine Corps Air Station that is home to the most sophisticated fighter jet in the world, and a Naval Hospital serving active duty, retirees, veterans and family members. Home to thousand of active duty military service members, their families and veterans, Beaufort enjoys a unique relationship to the military. Traditionally, Beaufort demonstrates active support for and appreciation of our military of all services. Beaufort has also become a center for learning with the University of South Carolina Beaufort campus and the Technical College of the Lowcountry offering a variety of associate, undergraduate, and graduate degrees.
We will establish a world class center of excellence for cybersecurity and cyber defense education, research, innovation, and business. We will build an educated workforce and grow a dynamic business and economic environment.
The South Coast Cyber Center will promote the growth of a vibrant ecosystem leveraging the University of South Carolina Beaufort, Technical College of the Lowcountry, the Beaufort Digital Corridor, the Beaufort County Economic Development Corporation, government, and the private sector.