Colorado Front Range Center for Information Assurance Studies

Regis University's Northwest Denver Campus serves as the main location for the Colorado Front Range Center for Information Assurance Studies (COFR-CIAS). The CIAS maintains a portal for Colorado citizens, businesses and governments 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.


The COFR-CIAS hosts a variety of events including the Rocky Mountain Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition and Cybergirlz, 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. For information on upcoming events, contact


The COFR-CIAS is proud to offer scholarships to undergraduate and graduate students in information assurance and cybersecurity programs as they become available. Past scholarships include the Cyber P3 Scholarship, the Information Assurance Scholarship Program (IASP) sponsored by the United States Department of Defense.

Faculty Speakers

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 curriculum in our information assurance and cybersecurity programs, Regis faculty are available to serve as speakers for small- to medium-sized business and nonprofit gatherings.

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 Cyber Defense (CAE-CD) program. We were one of the first universities along the Colorado Front Range to receive this designation in 2007.


Infragard: Regis University 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 with respect to protection of the critical infrastructure of Colorado and the nation.

Colloquium on Information Systems Security Education (CISSE): Every year Regis has sent three faculty members to the CISSE conference, including the director and assistant director of the COFR-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.