Collegiate cyber defense competition where teams of 8 defend real-world networks
World's largest cyber defense competition cofounded with the Air Force to inspire students towards STEM careers
Individual or team network assessment and network defense competition where competitors vie for control of resources
Collegiate cyber defense competition where teams compete by securing provided virtual machines
Low- and no-cost professional training solutions through certification prep courses and cybersecurity awareness training.
Research-based cybersecurity courses aimed at helping individuals in states and communities nationwide to develop and improve their own cybersecurity programs
We customize training, host workshops, and conduct community-wide exercises to suit your organization’s individual needs
The CIAS is a pioneer and global leader in cybersecurity competitions.
SInce 2005, the CIAS has been proud to present the Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition system (CCDC), which was the first cybersecurity competition to focus on the operational aspect of managing and protecting an existing "commercial" network infrastructure.
The CyberPatriot National Youth Cyber Defense Competition, co-founded by the CIAS with the Air Force Association, is the world’s largest cyber defense competition. The purpose and design is to inspire students toward careers in cybersecurity or other STEM disciplines critical to our nation's future.
Panoply, a network security competition, is a network assessment and network defense competition combined into a single event. Panoply events may be played as individual or team competitions. During Panoply, competitors vie for control of common resources and the critical services on those resources.
The CIAS launched Hivestorm in 2019 as a collegiate-focused cyber defense competition, and grew 20% in 2020. Teams compete by securing provided Windows and Linux based virtual machines – removing malware and other infections, correcting misconfigurations, mitigating vulnerabilities, disabling vulnerable services, and so on.
The CIAS was established at UTSA in June of 2001 as part of UTSA’s creation of a cybersecurity program. The CIAS delivers quality research, training, K-12 education, and competition and exercise programs to advance organizational and community cybersecurity capabilities and collaboration.