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.

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The DoD Cyber scholarship program is available to current undergraduate and graduate students. Click on the DoD Cyber 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.

DoD Cyber Scholarship

The DoD Cyber Scholarship program (formally the Information Assurance Scholarship Program) is now available to current Regis University undergraduate and graduate students. View the full announcement of the scholarship program.

The DoD Cyber Scholarship program application DEADLINE is February 15, 2019. 

View the DoD Cyber Scholarship application

Transcripts for the scholarships can be mailed to:
Regis University
ATTN Ellen Baughman
Clarke Hall, RM 439 L12
3333 Regis Blvd
Denver CO 80221

Transcripts can also be sent electronically to

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 and Cybersecurity. 

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. 

Current Regis University students:
Students applying for undergraduate BS in Cybersecurity and Master's students at Regis University are eligible to apply for the Spring 2019 DoD Cyber Scholarship Program sponsored by the Department of Defense. Regis students may download, fill out and submit applications to the Director of the Regis University Center of Information Assurance Studies ( for review by the scholarship committee. The application period is now open the application is due 15 February 2019. We are unable to take applications after that time. The students who apply will be informed of the DoD's decision in Summer 2019.

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.