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 focused on empowering cybersecurity practitioners with real-world knowledge and skills to meet today’s security demands – and prevent tomorrow’s cyber threats. By helping individuals build up their cybersecurity professional capabilities, we can work toward a better prepared and knowledgeable national workforce.
Through low-cost and no-cost professional training solutions, we can guide you on the next step of your career with certification prep courses and awareness training.
To effectively support cybersecurity workforce development within organizations – for both technical and non-technical team members – we provide the following professional cybersecurity certification and other resources. More information on these resources is below.
The CIAS offers certification preparation courses that are designed to focus your experience and knowledge on objectives and content needed to pass a certification exam.
These preparation classes are taught live, whether in-person or virtually, by seasoned UTSA instructors. All prep courses feature continuous testing and reinforcement of materials to prepare all participants for certification exams.
See the sections below to learn about each of our Prep Courses and to register.
NOT SPONSORED BY (ISC)²
This live, online course prepares information security professionals for the CISSP examination.
The following eight domains of the (ISC)² CISSP Common Body of Knowledge will be covered in this course:
Multiple practice tests will be used throughout the course.
NOT SPONSORED BY COMPTIA
This course prepares IT/Security professionals for the CompTIA Security+ certification exam. Lectures cover all five examination domains required for the CompTIA Security+ exam in detail. Hands-on labs are included in this course to allow participants to apply their knowledge.
The following domains specified by CompTIA Security+ examination objectives will be covered in the course:
Focused on community cybersecurity programs, the CIAS-ISAO iniative is designed to help states, tribes, local jurisdictions and territories to establish comprehensive cybersecurity programs. This effort includes educating all individuals within a community – both technical and non-technical, professional and non-professional.
The CIAS-ISAO offers three membership levels – beginning with a free membership level to give members access to educational resources throughout the year at NO COST. These free resources are accessible in the form of educational articles and one-hour webinars. Free-level members can attend the live webinars at no cost and gain access to articles at any time.
However, Level 2 and 3 membership levels receive additional benefits for minimal cost. These benefits include, but are not limited to:
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.