The Regis University Center for Information Assurance Studies (CIAS) is located in Denver, CO at the campus of Regis University, a Jesuit university. Regis University's mission is to serve others. The CIAS maintains a portal for Colorado citizens, business and government to obtain Information Assurance information, research, and education.  We accomplish this mission through active participation in the community through hosted events that educate and inform. 

We provide Regis faculty as speakers at Small to Medium sized Business and non/not for profit gatherings. Our goal is to educate the next generation of CyberSecurity professionals.

For further information contact cias@regis.edu. 

EVENTS          

The DoD IASP scholarship program is available to current graduate students. Click on the IASP Scholarship tab (below) for links to program information.

The 2017 Rocky Mountain Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition (RMCCDC) was run at the DTC campus 10-12 of March, 2017. 6380 S Fiddlers Green Cir, Greenwood Village CO. Ten collegiate teams from the Rocky Mountain region competed in a business orientated cyber defense challenge to represent us at the National CCDC in San Antonio. Congratulations to BYU who repeated as RMCCDC champions finishing in third place this year.

Cybergirlz a joint venture with Cyberwatch West, ISACA, ISSA and Regis University will be hosted at the Northwest Campus in fall 2017. Potential coaches, interested parents and of course Cybergirlz are invited to attend the 9am-3pm event. The young women will participate in a variety of exercises, table top sharing sessions with working cybersecurity women, capture the flag exercise, ethical decision making, stop bullying exercises and keynote by Ms. Debbi Blyth, CISO State of Colorado. At the same time and in the same building parent and coach information sessions will be conducted by experienced Cyber Patriot coaches, industry professionals and past members of successful Colorado Cyber Patriot teams.

IASP Scholarship

Information Assurance Scholarship Program (IASP) is now available to current Regis University graduate students.  

The IASP program application DEADLINE was May 15, 2017. Applications are no longer being accepted. We will post next year's information here when it is available. 

IASP student application instruction are located here. The IASP Application is here.

As a Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance Education, (CAEIAE) Regis University is pleased to offer current and prospective students the opportunity to apply for scholarships which include work with the DoD (Department of Defense) in the field of Information Assurance.

RU was awarded the CAEIAE Status in June of 2007. The designation as a Center of Academic Excellence allows us to participate in the scholarship process. The Center is pleased to announce the reception of our second scholarship student who is pursuing a Master's in IA. In addition to pursuing his studies, he will research the use of portal technology in IA Security.

Current Regis University students:
 
Students who will be junior or senior undergraduates and Master's students at Regis University are eligible to apply for the Fall, 2017 IASP (Information Assurance Scholarship Program) Scholarship sponsored by the Department of Defense. Regis students may download, fill out and submit to the Director of the RU Center on IA Studies the IASP application for review by the scholarship committee. The application period is now open the application is due 15 May 2017. The students who apply will be informed of the DoD's decision in summer 2017.

Faculty Research Papers and Presentations

Moore, E. and Likarish, D. (2010). "Multi-Method Virtualization An Architectural Strategy for Service Tuning,"Proceedings of the 43nd Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS-43), 10 pages, CD-ROM, IEEE Computer Society, January 2010.

Lupo, J., & Likarish, D. (2008). Static and dynamic packet filtering for lightly managed systems. 3rd International Conference on Information Warfare and Security, Omaha, NE; USA.

Conn, S. (2005). OLTP and OLAP Data Integration: A Review of Feasible Implementation Methods and Architectures for Real Time Data Analysis. The Proceedings of IEEE SoutheastCon 2005 (Ft, Lauderdale), April 8-10, 2005.

Conn, S. (2004). A methodology for implementing ontology-driven information systems using higher order semantic database models. Proceedings of the Tenth Americas Conference on Information Systems, New York, New York, August 2004.

Conn, S. (2004). Implementing a strategic, sequential, and iterative pedagogical flow to online IS distance education learning. Proceedings of the Tenth Americas Conference on Information Systems, New York, New York, August 2004.

Conn, S.  (2004). Implementing successful online learning. The International Pricipal, v. 8, no. 2.

Likarish, D. (2004). Utilizing a Virtual Laboratory to Implement Standards Based Ethical Decision Making in Information Assurance Courses. Proceedings of the Ethics and Technology Conference, Loyola University. Abstract.

Conn, S. (2003). Platform architecture and features for thin-client/server delivery for oracle interface and tools.

Conn, S.  (2003). A new teaching paradigm in information systems education: an investigation and report on the origins, significance and efficacy of the agile development movement.


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