Colorado Front Range Center for Information Assurance Studies

The goal of the COFR-CIAS is to educate the next generation of cybersecurity professionals, both inside and outside of the classroom. In addition to influencing the curriculum in our information assurance and cybersecurity programs, including the Master of Science in Information and Cyber Security, our faculty are available to serve as speakers for small- to medium-sized business and nonprofit gatherings.

Message from the Director

As the current Director of the Colorado Front Range Center for Information Assurance Studies (COFR-CIAS), it is my honor to serve and to lead the CIAS as it maintains a portal for Colorado citizens, businesses, and governments to obtain information assurance information, research and education. We do not accomplish this mission alone; we accomplish this mission through active participation in the community by hosting events that educate and inform our citizens, our students and our faculty.

The mission of the CIAS is focused to support the nation's need for readiness to protect, detect and respond to cyber threats and terrorists by ensuring that there are fully trained cyber professionals to serve the mission of the greater common good of its citizens. As Pope Francis declared "business is a noble vocation, directed to producing wealth and improving our world. It can be a fruitful source of prosperity for the areas in which it operates, especially if it sees the creation of jobs as an essential part of its service to the common good" (Pope Francis, Laudato Si' 129).

–Robert "Bob" Bowles

Bob BowlsDirector, Colorado Front Range Center for Information Assurance Studies

Bob Bowles
Director, Colorado Front Range Center for Information Assurance Studies

A National Center of Academic Excellence

Regis University is proud to be designated by The National Security Agency (NSA) and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Cybersecurity and a National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense program. We were one of the first universities along the Colorado Front Range to receive this designation in 2007.

Centers of Academic Excellence in Cybersecurity Community United States of America National Security Agency US Department of Homeland Security

Events and Activities

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Rocky Mountain Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition

A well-established competition that provides collegiate teams an opportunity to test their cybersecurity knowledge and abilities.

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Cybergirlz is an event for young women in cybersecurity to participate in a variety of exercises, working sessions and information sessions hosted by experienced Cyber Patriot coaches and industry professionals.

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Committed to Our Mission

The Department of Computer and Cyber Sciences and its faculty are committed to the University's mission "to build a more just and humane world through transformative education at the frontiers of faith, reason and culture." The Information Technology Advisory Board ensures its academic programs stay relevant to the marketplace while fulfilling the mission.

Our Affiliations

InfraGard Partnership for Protection

Regis has been a member of Infragard since October of 2010. The organization is sponsored by the local FBI office and is responsible for educating Colorado Front Range businesses, educational institutions and industry in the protection of the critical infrastructure of Colorado and the nation.

Colloquium on Information Systems Security Education (CISSE)

Regis sends three faculty members to the annual CISSE, including the leadership of the CIAS. Through this colloquium, Regis maintains an awareness of current and future government and industry needs regarding information professional skill sets.

Information Systems Audit and Control Association (ISACA)

Regis University is a member of ISACA, a prestigious organization for information governance, control, security and audit professionals. ISACA helps business technology professionals and their enterprises around the world realize the positive potential of technology.

Help the CIAS continue its mission.

By donating directly to the CIAS fund, you're helping us continue to educate the next generation of cybersecurity professionals who will help us face the cyber threats of the future. Donations of any amount are humbly appreciated.