The Institute for Cyber Security Education and Research at the North Dakota State University builds upon the existing strengths of the University and its land grant mission. It aims to meet the public need for leading-edge cyber security software development and information technology practices. Through this, it serves the information technology and computing professionals, practitioners, and endpoint users who operate the public and private enterprises of the state. The Institute also facilitates the development of new knowledge and methodologies in cyber security, advancing the state-of-the-art in the field, as befits a leading research university. It works to disseminate cyber security knowledge with a student-centered approach to training future cyber security practitioners, researchers and educators. The Institute broadly serves as a nexus for cyber security excellence for the benefit of the state, the upper Midwest, the nation, and the world.