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
Sponsorships Support K-12 Classrooms The CIAS thanks our growing network of sponsors and community partners for their support in building a culture of cybersecurity in classrooms nationwide. Our amazing sponsors have helped donate 50,000+ cybersecurity card games to classrooms nationwide… and it continues to reach more students each month. Additionally,
On May 20, 2021, in conjunction with RSAC 2021, the Gula Tech Foundation announced the winners of their $1,000,000 March 2021 Data Care themed competitive grant program. This competitive grant focused on non-profits committed to to increasing public cybersecurity awareness. The CIAS was awarded the first place prize of $250,000 for their K-12 Cybersecurity Program.
(November 30, 2020) — The CIAS K–12 Cybersecurity Program has launched nationally to provide an innovative approach to creating a culture of cybersecurity for people of all ages by improving and expanding student interest in cybersecurity.
(October 3, 2019) — Cybersecurity is critical for individuals, companies and the military. See how high-tech and low-tech are holding hands to prevent security hack attacks. The University of Texas at San Antonio invented a new card game, which pairs with a digital game to teach people of all ages how to protect their assets.
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.