An upgraded/professional version of the attached file would be a great start, but I'm open to your ideas.
New note: look, I get that design would typically tell you to make the length of "center for" and "cybersecurity" the same, but a center is simply not the important part, the cybersecurity is.
For the attached file, we had a student designer create something that incorporated a security element with tiger stripes, as a tiger is the RIT mascot. The RIT colors are orange and brown like you see here (the darker orange in "security"). I am not committed to keeping these colors, but would want a compelling reason to move away from them. It's good to stand out a bit when the security field seems to use a lot of blue (google image search for cybersecurity logo, it's all over), plus we're not selling security as much as selling research/ideas/creativity in the field. Also not wedded to the tiger stripes or shield, would love to see a range of ideas, but this beat out some other shield shapes. I do not want cameras and other surveillance, eyes, etc. I think I prefer a simple background that can be used in a range of places, from website to letterhead to poster to PPT slides. Lots of complex Matrix-y stuff will look cool but be too hard to adapt to these settings. Thanks!