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

 

 

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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, October 30, 2020 - 15:34
Crippling Cyberattacks, Disinformation Top Concerns for Election Day
Cyber-researchers weigh in on what concerns them the most as the U.S. heads into the final weekend before the presidential election -- and they also highlight the positives.
Friday, October 30, 2020 - 13:56
WordPress Patches 3-Year-Old High-Severity RCE Bug
In all, WordPress patched 10 security bugs as part of the release of version 5.5.2 of its web publishing software.
Friday, October 30, 2020 - 13:29
Firestarter Android Malware Abuses Google Firebase Cloud Messaging
The DoNot APT threat group is leveraging the legitimate Google Firebase Cloud Messaging server as a command-and-control (C2) communication mechanism.
Friday, October 30, 2020 - 13:08
Wisc. GOP’s $2.3M MAGA Hat Debacle Showcases Fraud Concerns
Scammers bilked Wisconsin Republicans out of $2.3 million in a basic BEC scam — and anyone working on the upcoming election needs to pay attention.   
Friday, October 30, 2020 - 11:41
Halloween News Wrap: The Election, Hospital Deaths and Other Scary Cyberattack...
Threatpost breaks down the scariest stories of the week ended Oct. 30 haunting the security industry -- including bugs that just won't die.