Cybersecurity at UCCS

Fueling Success in a Critical Field

The University of Colorado Colorado Springs (UCCS) is a recognized cybersecurity education leader in the region. The UCCS cybersecurity programs have trained security professionals that work to ensure our nation’s security. Our faculty has obtained federal cybersecurity research grants and shared their research results, developed techniques, systems, and tools with the broader cybersecurity community. UCCS has formed strategic cybersecurity partnerships across campus, with industry, government, military, academic institutions and the National Cybersecurity Center. These partnerships identified industry and government cybersecurity needs, internship and employment opportunities, collaborative research, hands-on activities, and programs to benefit the security and intelligence communities. The UCCS cybersecurity program has used these partnerships to pursue research, share information collected to increase and improve application implementation, define educational cybersecurity objectives, and provide cybersecurity and other security education.  

UCCS has awarded over 200 security degrees in the last year at the bachelor's, master's and doctorate levels. Due to a generous Colorado state funding of cybersecurity education, over 200 students received $500,000 in security degree scholarships. UCCS will continue to expand and lead the cybersecurity ecosystem in the region by hosting Cyber Capture the Flags (CTF) with industry sponsors, build new cybersecurity programs across colleges, and leverage the $19M in grants to support cybersecurity apprenticeships, cybersecurity faculty development and cybersecurity camps for K-12 across the state and region. In addition to our outstanding Cybersecurity programs in the College of Engineering and Applied Science, the UCCS College of Business is launching Cybersecurity Management degree and certificate programs in Fall 2021. 

Centers of Academic Excellence (CAE) Program

For any questions regarding the UCCS National Center for Academic Excellence for Cyber Defense (NCAE-CD) designation or the NCAE program at UCCS, please contact our CAE points of contact.

Cybersecurity Advisory Board

In conjunction with the UCCS College of Engineering and Applied Science (EAS), the UCCS Cybersecurity Program Office solicits regular feedback and guidance from a diverse and talented community and industry advisory board regarding our cybersecurity programs, known as the Engineering Leadership Council. Please visit the Engineering Leadership Council page to learn more.

National Partners

At UCCS, we partner with agencies and organizations across the globe to complete our missions of education and research. 

Department of homeland security, the national security administration and the cybersecurity consortium for academic excellence logos