Cyber
the next frontier

Over 3.5 million cyber positions will need to be filled by 2021. Our graduates will become part of a critical layer of defense for our nation and its citizens.

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The National Security Agency designated the University of Arizona’s Cyber Operations program as a Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Operations (CAE-CO). With this designation, UA joins an extremely exclusive group of only 20 Cyber programs in the nation. The NSA’s CAE-CO designation demonstrates that UA’s Cyber program meets the most demanding academic and technical requirements.
NSA and Excellence Seals

The Bachelor of Applied Science with an emphasis in Cyber Operations prepares graduates for cyber-related occupations in defense, law enforcement, and private industry.

The curriculum includes both offensive and defensive cyber security content delivered within our state-of-the-art Cyber Virtual Learning Environment to ensure our students have extensive hands-on experiences to develop the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to succeed after they graduate. The Cyber Operations program offers two degree tracks, both in-person and fully online:

Cyber
Engineering

The Engineering Track is a deeply technical, interdisciplinary, security focused Computer Science program.

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Defense
& Forensics

The Defense & Forensics Track is an interdisciplinary Cyber education program.

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Cyber Law
& Policy

The Law & Policy track lays a strong technical foundation, integrated with legal and policy knowledge.

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Undergraduate
Certificates

 

 

Program News

Southern Arizona Intelligence Summit

Join us for the 2021 Intelligence Summit, where key intelligence community leaders will speak about the latest in intelligence policy, cyber security, and more. Free for students!

DoD Cyber Scholarship Program (CySP)

The DoD CySP is a yearly scholarship program aimed at Juniors and Seniors pursuing a bachelor’s degree in cyber-related academic disciplines. The CySP is a 1-year scholarship, which grants selected Cyber Scholars tuition and mandatory fees (including health care), funding for books, a $25K annual stipend, and guaranteed employment with a DoD agency upon graduation.

Cyber News

Friday, July 23, 2021 - 14:52
Discord CDN and API Abuses Drive Wave of Malware Detections
Targets of Discord malware expand far beyond gamers.
Friday, July 23, 2021 - 11:52
5 Steps to Improving Ransomware Resiliency
Alex Restrepo, cybersecurity researcher at Veritas, lays out the key concepts that organizations should be paying attention to now and implementing today.
Friday, July 23, 2021 - 09:24
FIN7’s Liquor Lure Compromises Law Firm with Backdoor
Using a lure relating to a lawsuit against the owner of Jack Daniels whiskey, the cybergang launched a campaign that may be bent on ransomware deployment.
Friday, July 23, 2021 - 05:21
Kaseya Obtains Universal Decryptor for REvil Ransomware
The vendor will work with customers affected by the early July spate of ransomware attacks to unlock files; it's unclear if the ransom was paid.
Thursday, July 22, 2021 - 14:15
FBI: Cybercriminals Eyeing Broadcast Disruption at Tokyo Olympics
Expected cyberattacks on Tokyo Olympics likely include attempts to hijack video feeds, the Feds warn.