Cybersecurity at UCCS

Focus on a Secure Future

UCCS is a nationally recognized leader in cybersecurity education. Hundreds of students are graduating every year with cross-disciplinary cybersecurity degrees.

About Cybersecurity at UCCS

UCCS has forged strategic partnerships across the CU system, government, academic institutions, non-profits, and with key industry partners to provide over 20 degrees and programs. Students can experience this cross-disciplinary education in 5 colleges across UCCS' campus:

  • College of Engineering and Applied Science
  • College of Business
  • College of Letters, Arts & Sciences
  • School of Public Affairs
  • College of Education

Academic Opportunities

Grow the Cybersecurity Workforce

UCCS has received over $19M in grant funding as of 2022 to support a burgeoning cybersecurity ecosystem, including research, education, student and community programs, student scholarships, and community engagement.

Recent Program News

Protect Yourself Online

October is National Cybersecurity Awareness Month – a federal initiative to increase attention to, understanding of, and action regarding personal security. UCCS is all in on reinforcing the collective need to “See Yourself in Cyber,” the 2022 theme of NCSAM. Learn about cybersecurity, what it is, and how best to protect yourself online. Show more...


In 2020, the UCCS Cybersecurity Programs Office (CPO) was established to identify and drive cybersecurity initiatives in collaboration with others across the UCCS campus, including in areas such as cybersecurity research, community outreach, and education in K-12, workforce development, and industry and non-profit partnerships. Read More...

Upcoming Events and Career Development Opportunities

NSA Codebreaker Challenge

Date: Monday, August 8th 
Time: 10am MT
Location: Virtual

The NSA sponsors an annual Codebreaker Challenge to test the country’s best and brightest college students with security challenges. Resources are provided for preparation and the challenge.