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Regis University was designated by the National Security Agency (NSA) and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance Education (CAEIAE) for academic years 2012-2017

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PRISM stands for Public Repository for Information Security Material. It is a public resource for IA educators.

Did you know you can complete your Master's thesis and gain valuable experience by participating in one of our practica? Information on the practicum options

To request SharePoint access: Contact the center administrator at (303) 964-3680.

External links to IA resources for students and faculty

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IEEE Online Library


Welcome to Regis University

The Regis University Colorado Front Range (COFR) Center on Information Assurance Studies (CIAS) is located in Denver, CO at the Lowell campus of Regis University, a Jesuit university. Regis University educates men and women of all ages to take leadership roles and to make a positive impact in a changing society.  Regis University has offered undergraduate and graduate classes in security and information assurance (IA) since the early e-commerce wave that swept the Internet.  In 2005 we applied for, and received in June of 2006, our mapping by the Committee on National Security Systems to the CNSS 4011 and 4012 security training standards.  Our University was designated as a Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance Education in June of 2007.  The CAEIAE designation is current through 2017. 

We currently have had several Information Assurance Scholarship Program (IASP) students attend the University.  These students are supporting a national repository for information security education materials (PRISM) that can be found at, and working to manage and support our Academic Research Network.  The University has received a grant in 2010 to host a workshop to examine the various collegiate cybersecurity competitions and produce models for virtualization of the student events.

IASP Scholarship Information:

Recruitment for the IASP is not availalbe for the 2015-2016 academic year. The program may be reinitiated in 2016 -2017 school year If you are interested in viewing a previous application, the 2013 application can be downloaded by clicking on the IASP Scholarship tab  followed by clicking Application 2013.  Accepted IASP applicants who applied and are accepted for .

The Center is a portal for Colorado citizens, business and government to obtain information, research and education about Information Assurance.  We accomplish our mission through active participation in the community and hosted events that educate and inform. We provide Regis faculty as speakers at Small Medium Business gatherings. We also attend public policy forums and conferences. We strive to educate the next generation of business leaders. The latest information from DoD's CIO office click here

For further information contact Professor Dan Likarish at (303) 964-3680.

Newly formed College of Computer & Information Sciences (CC&IS) Homepage

 Regis College of Computer & Information Sciences


“No foreign nation, no hacker, should be able to shut down our networks, steal our trade secrets, or invade the privacy of American families…”  President Obama. State of the Union 2015.

The RMCCDC 2015 Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition will be hosted at the DTC campus on 27 and 28 of February, 2015.   Eight collegiate teams from the Rocky Mountain region will compete in a business orientated cyber defense challenge to represent us at the National CCDC in San Antonio in April.

In April the Center will host the regions national guard units in a weekend cyber security exercise focused on scripting, monitoring and logging and advanced systems tools.


The CIAS continues to host the Rocky Mountain CCDC providing the area schools the opportunity to collegiate teams (CC, college and university) to find out who is the best prepared and practiced regional team.  The RMCCDC is in its third year.

National guard units and state IT personnel participated in a year long research study to improve their combined response in support of the commercial sector in case of a cybersecurity threat to the State of Colorado.

ISSA and ISACA members enjoyed a one day training session with the CIAS students and staff in November of 2013.

The annual CANVAS student competition was held at the DTC campus in October of 2013.  Teams from USAFA, Ft. Hays, RU, DU, UCCS and CTU competed in a mixed school cybersecurity challenge.

The Rocky Mountain Collegiate Cyber Defense Comeptition will be hosted at RU/DTC campus on March 1 and 2, 2013. Teams from the Rocky Mountain region will compete for an opportunity to represent our region at the National CCDC competition in San Antonio

The CIAS hosted the 2012 ICIW conference at the main campus in March.  International security educators presented their research and idea papers to an eclectic group of students, industry and government, academic cybersecurity professionals.

Regis has an on-going project to collect used and usable laptops to help academics and rural healthcare workers in Africa. More Information on the Laptop Donation Drive

Regis' Faculty and students attend the Colloquium for Information Security Education (CISSE) on a yearly basis.

Faculty and students attended the annual Rocky Mountain Information Security Conference (RMISC) yearly in May. The conference is a place for professionals in IT Security, Auditing and Compliance to learn current information and to network.

Regis University hosted the first RMCCDC competition March 1 and 2, 2012 at the DTC campus. Teams from USAFA, CSU, CU, KSU, FT Hays State, Regis, U of New Mexico competed in the event. The Air Force Academy placed first and represented the Rocky Mountain region at Nationals in San Antonio, TX in April of 2012. They place second in the nation after the University of Washington.

Regis University hosted the latest CANVAS (Computer and Network Vulnerability Assessment Simulation) event at the Regis Cyber Security Education Center (DTC Campus) on April 1, 2011. Click here for more information on the outcome.  

CNSS Certificate presented to Regis Professors Dan Likarish and Erik Moore at the 13th annual Colloquium for Information Security Education (CISSE). Presenting the CNSS Certificate: Mr. David Wennergren, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Information Management and Technology,  & DoD Deputy Chief Information Officer. Link to Mr. Wennergren's curriculum vitae.






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