About Cybersecurity at UCCS
Leading in the Future of Cybersecurity
History of the Program
UCCS boasts a long and strong history in cybersecurity education and community development. The first degrees in the College of Engineering and Applied Science were offered in 2008, and our first designation as a Center of Academic Excellence (CAE) for Cyber Defense was awarded in 2012. Today, UCCS offers over 20 degrees and programs for cybersecurity across 5 colleges.
NSA Designation: CAE for Cyber Defense
UCCS is proud to be designated as a National Center of Academic Excellence (CAE) for Cyber Defense by the US National Security Administration (NSA).
Building a Cybersecurity Community
In addition to education efforts at the university, UCCS continues to build interest in cybersecurity in the region by hosting cybersecurity events, competitions, K-12 programs and summer camps, and more.
Cybersecurity Scholarships to Fuel the Next Generation
UCCS is the first school within the CU system to secure the Federal CyberCorps Scholarship for Service (SFS) program, which combines leadership, mentorship, & service to develop a well-trained cybersecurity government workforce. Through NSA funding, the SFS program offers financial aid to those pursuing cybersecurity degrees at the undergraduate and graduate levels.
Expanding Across Campus
In May of 2022, the O'Neil Center for Cybersecurity Education and Research was expanded by over 20,000 additional square feet to house classrooms, research space, technology labs, community meeting space, & an executive conference room.
UCCS resident partners, the National Cybersecurity Center (NCC) and Space ISAC (Information Sharing and Analysis Center) are co-located in the space for easy collaboration.
Cybersecurity Program Partners
At UCCS, we partner with private sector companies in our community as well as government agencies, non-profits, and other organization both locally and nationally to achieve the mission of a more effective cybersecurity infrastructure. Some of our partners include:
Meet the Cybersecurity Faculty and Staff at UCCS
Meet the instructors and staff members who help inspire students and grow cybersecurity programs at UCCS every day.