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New CU Cyber Range aims to make UCCS, CU Denver national leaders in cybersecurity education and workforce development

Cybersecurity is one of the fastest-growing careers in the nation — and a critical line of national defense. To help prepare students for future careers, a new partnership between UCCS and CU Denver will create the CU Cyber Range: a simulated environment where students can experience realistic cyber-attacks.

News Stories

student mentor at computer cyber competition

UCCS and our partners, National Cybersecurity Center (NCC), Pikes Peak State College (PPSC) and Spark Mindset discuss the burgeoning opportunities in cyber education, beginning with K-12 programs all the way through higher education. And all with the support of a strong ecosystem, including the US President's own Director of Cybersecurity.


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...

WiCyS Club Fair Lockpicking

Not only does running a club on the UCCS campus teach you leadership and organizational skills, but as part of the Mountain Lions Cyber Club and the UCCS Chapter of Women in Cybersecurity (WiCyS), students get firsthand knowledge of local employers and hands on experience in real world cybersecurity situations. Read 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...

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It won’t be phishing season anytime soon at UCCS. In response to a call for proposals using the coming year’s Cybersecurity Initiative funds, provided by the Colorado state legislature under Senate Bill 18-086, faculty and staff submitted 43 proposals to advance cybersecurity efforts across the university and wider community. 20 proposals will be funded in the coming year. Read More...

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Cybersecurity experts offer tips, warning in wake of cyber leaks

As recent cyberattacks, including one targeting a CU vendor, capture headlines across the nation, UCCS cybersecurity experts suggest commonplace tips and tricks can help safeguard organizations and individuals from data leaks and more. Read More...

Engineers working together

By 2020, 200 billion devices and objects — cars, phones, medical instruments, manufacturing machines, home appliances — could be talking to each other via the Internet of Things and the Industrial Internet of Things. That’s a lot of stuff for crafty criminals to hack, corrupt and infiltrate — and it’s multiplying all the time. In fact, the worldwide tally for cybercrime damages by 2021 is predicted to be $6 trillion. Read More...

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