The Collaborative Center for Internet Epidemiology and Defenses (CCIED, "SeaSide") was a joint effort between researchers at UCSD and the International Computer Science Institute's Center for Internet Research. CCIED addresses the critical challenges posed by large-scale Internet-based pathogens, such as worms and viruses. CCIED efforts focus on analyzing the behavior and limitations of Internet pathogens, developing early-warning and forensic capabilities, and developing technologies that can automatically defend against new outbreaks in real-time. The CCIED CyberTrust proposal details the scope and efforts of the Center.

CCIED was funded by the National Science Foundation through the CyberTrust program under Grant No. 0433668 with industrial support from the following companies and institutions. The project began in 2004 and ended in 2012.