The UA's program in cyber operations, based at its Sierra Vista campus and taught both traditionally and online, has received official designation as a Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Operations by the National Security Agency.
The UA's degree program for a Bachelor of Applied Science in cyber operations has two paths: an engineering track with a security focus, and a defense and forensics track.
The big difference from most other cyber programs, according to founder and director Jason Denno, is the skills-heavy, hands-on work done by UA students in a virtual city called CyberApolis, an advanced honeynet, and in forensics, malware and internet of things labs.
The one thing our graduates can count on is the fact that they will possess extraordinary technical cyber skills. They're not going to be looking for work. Work is going to be looking for them ..." - Jason Denno