Cybersecurity Events at UCCS

Cybersecurity Events at UCCS

Upcoming Events

UCCS hosts various events and programs to educate, inform, and drive cybersecurity collaboration and progress. Events include cybersecurity career events, speaking and research events, community fairs, K-12 activities, student club events, and more.

PISCES Project -- Student Information Sessions for SOC Operations Roles

Date: Thursday, September 21st OR Friday, October 13th, 2023

Time: 4 - 4:30pm MT (Sept.) or 1 - 1:30pm MT (Oct.)

Location: 100% virtual via Zoom

Cost: Free to attend

Register here for the September Information Session. Or, register here for the October Information Session. Follow this link to register for the full-day training on 10/27

UCCS is partnering with NCC to offer students hands-on, real-world cyber operations experience. Do NOT miss this opportunity! There are 2 info. sessions (attend only 1), and 1 full-day training session. Join one of 2 information sessions to learn about the Project PISCES and the upcoming training event. Students that sign up and attend the full-day analyst training on 10/27/2023 will learn SOC operations basics and how to use the tools used by PISCES analysts to monitor local governments in Colorado. Hurry! There are 20 scholarships available, funded by NCC & UCCS Cyber Programs.

CAE Cybersecurity Virtual Career Fair

Date: Friday, September 22nd, 2023

Time: 10am - 2pm MT

Location: 100% virtual. A link to the event will be sent to the email address that you provide during registration

Cost: Free to attend

UCCS is a designated CAE (Center for Academic Excellence) for Cyber Defense. This event is open to students of CAE schools. The National Cybersecurity Training and Education (NCyTE) Center and the Centers of Academic Excellence (CAE) in Cybersecurity Community are hosting the seventh annual National Cybersecurity Virtual Career Fair. Register here.

Cybersecurity Career Panel - Fall 2023

Date: Tuesday, Sept. 26th, 2023

Time: 2pm - 3:30pm

Location: UCCS Campus: Upper Lodge (inside The Lodge in Summit Village)

Industry speakers from a variety of cybersecurity-interested disciplines will gather to share experiences about their careers and their journey to those careers. UCCS students are welcome to join this free event to network and learn. Bring your questions!

CLICK HERE to register or for more information!

Blue Origin & Space ISAC Panel: What is the Role of Cyber in the Aerospace Industry?

Date: Thursday, Sept. 28th, 2023

Time: 4 - 5:30pm MT

Location: 100% virtual. Once you register, a link will be sent

Cost: Event is free to attend

Join the CISO, Will Longman, and members of his Blue Origin Security Team, as well as Erin Miller, Executive Director, Space ISAC for this engaging exploratory panel on cybersecurity and aerospace. Panelists will discuss the intersection of cybersecurity and space, as well as their journey in getting to a career in cyber and space. For more information or to register, CLICK HERE!

Cool Science Festival -- UCCS Carnival Day for K-12

Date: Saturday, September 30th, 2023

Time: 10am - 4pm MT

Location: UCCS Campus: 1420 Austin Bluffs Pkwy., Colorado Springs

Cost: Free to attend

Who: Kids in K-8 (parents welcome!)

UCCS partners with Cool Science each year to offer a day full of hands-on activities in STEM (Science, Tech, Engineering and Math) on the UCCS Campus! Part of the fun is a VR (virtual reality) area hosted by UCCS Cybersecurity Programs. Come experience games, spinny wheels, coloring, and even walk through a cyber world via a VR headset! Learn more here.

Cool Science Students/Parents Cybersecurity Night

Date: Wednesday, October 4th, 2023

Time: 5:30 - 7pm MT

Location: UCCS O'Neil Cybersecurity Center: 3650 N. Nevada Ave., Colorado Springs

Cost: Free to attend

As part of a community effort to raise awareness regarding cybersecurity, UCCS staff and faculty cordially invite K-12 parents and their children for an educational evening during National Cybersecurity Awareness Month. There will be educational sessions and hands-on activities for parents and students alike on cybersecurity, threats to personal security, and what to look for in the online world to stay safe. Click here to register!

UCCS Cyber Across the Campus for National Cybersecurity Awareness Month Celebration

Date: Friday, October 6th, 2023

Time: 9a - 11am MT

Location: El Pomar Plaza, near the Marble Mountain Lion :)

Stop by to learn more about cybersecurity -- and play some Plinko for CU swag! Deloitte, the UCCS Cyber Clubs, members of the University of Colorado and UCCS will be tabling on the plaza. Learn more about personal security, what's going on at Deloitte (jobs? internships?) and win some free stuff! No need to register. Hope to see you on your way to class!

UCCSleads for Cybersecurity -- Leadership Seminar

Date: Friday, October 6th, 2023

Time: 11am - 4pm MT

Location: UCCS Campus, Upper Lodge

Must be UCCS student to attend!

Register here for UCCSlead, cybersecurity-style! The Cyber Programs Office is partnering with Deloitte and UCCS Student Life to bring you the UCClead Game Changer: Cybersecurity Session -- a 1/2 day transformation leadership experience for all UCCS undergrad and grad students with an interest in cybersecurity. That should be everybody, right? Deloitte will join us, bringing a great keynote speaker, Mr. Mike Finn, and table hosts for each table in the room to make the exercises and the whole experience more engaging -- while giving you the opportunity to learn more about leadership, cybersecurity and Deloitte -- a great employer in the Springs. To RSVP, visit the MLC.

Space ISAC Value of Space Summit

Date: October 17 - 19th, 2023

Location: UCCS Ent Center for the Arts, 5225 N. Nevada Ave., Colorado Springs

The Value of Space Summit presents an opportunity for students, teachers, and academia to engage in discussions, learn from experts, and contribute to the future of space cybersecurity. Here are some highlights tailored just for you. Events include:

  • Q&A Session with Cybersecurity Analysts and Professionals (Tues., Oct. 17th)
  • Workforce Development Dedicated Track (Wed., Oct. 18th)
  • Opportunity to Present Research and Projects (Wed., Oct. 18th)

To learn more visit the VOSS Webpage. To register, visit the Tickets Page.

National Cybersecurity Awareness Panel: Cautionary Tales in Cybersecurity

Date: Thursday, October 26th, 2023

Time: 5 - 6:30pm MT

Location: Hybrid -- Virtual (Zoom) and UCCS Campus: Berger Hall

Cost: Free to attend. All are welcome!

In honor of National Cybersecurity Awareness Month (NCSAM), UCCS is hosting various cybersecurity experts from the region to bring their real-world cyber stories to you. Attend to learn about the myriad ways that cybersecurity impacts your daily life -- whether you are a student of technology, cybersecurity, English, medicine, or any other discipline -- you need to hear these tales! Experts discuss events that have occurred in various industries and organizations and what we can learn from them. To register CLICK HERE!

PISCES PROJECT -- Student training for SOC Operations Roles


Date: Friday, October 27th, 2023

Time: 8am - 4pm MT

Location: UCCS Kevin W. O'Neil Cybersecurity Center

UCCS is partnering with NCC to offer students hands-on, real-world cyber operations experience. Do NOT miss this opportunity! There are 2 information sessions and 1 full-day training session (see other listings for Information Sessions). Students who attend this full-day SOC analyst training will learn SOC operations basics and how to use the tools used by PISCES analysts to monitor local governments in Colorado. To register for the full-day analyst training, follow this link.

DFEI Ethics Event for Cybersecurity

Date: Friday, November 3rd, 2023

Time: 2 hours, time TBD

Location: Hybrid -- both in person and virtual

Cost: Free to attend

UCCS Cybersecurity Programs Office and the Daniels Fund for Ethics Initiative (DFEI) have partnered to bring you an event where you learn about the intersection of cybersecurity and ethics. Stay tuned for more information and registration!

Mountain West Cyber Challenge (MWCC) -- Capture the Flag!

Date: Saturday, December 2nd, 2023

Time: 8:30am - 4:30pm MT

Location: Hybrid -- In person and virtual

Cost: Free to play!

UCCS is partnering with Deloitte to host the 4th annual Mountain West Cyber Challenge (MWCC). Leveraging Deloitte's Capture the Flag competition, with over 150 real-world cyber scenarios, individuals or teams (up to 4 players) can test their cybersecurity chops and compete against teams from colleges and universities across the nation. To register, you know what to do.

Cyber First Fridays

Date: Every first Friday of the month

Time: 4pm - 6:30pm MT

Location: UCCS Cybersecurity Building. Enter through door marked "B Wing" & proceed to NCC Space

Cost: Free to attend!

Are you a student looking to get connected to cybersecurity employers, whether a government, military, non-profit or private sector business? Are you a business, government or military org, or non-profit looking for amazing cybersecurity talent? Attend Cyber First Fridays in Colorado Springs to learn about the latest in cybersecurity technology and mingle with others in the field. Learn more here.