Cyber Security

The UA-ARC is affiliated with the University of Arizona in providing the gateway to the University’s resource enterprise in the area of cyber. Cyber security touches all areas of research within the University. The UArizona conducts basic and applied research from design development and prototyping in cyber security to securing databases, networks, telecommunications, mobile telecom and information infrastructure.

Our Cyber Competencies

Big Data and data analytics

Aligning institutional expertise and computational resources to solve cutting edge data-driven research endeavors for our DoD and Industry partners.

cloud computing

The UArizona Cloud and Autonomic Computing Center concentrates on research in advanced distributed computing as part of the National Science Foundation Industry/University Cooperative Research Centers program.

Virtual Learning Environment

Leveraging the use of a cloud based learning environment, the UArizona provides world-class cybersecurity training to students all over the world.

Social engineering

Don’t get hooked! Research is conducted on the human element of security. Malicious attackers exploit the vulnerabilities in human behavior to gain access or retrieve information.

Cyber Security Facts

The cyber security research being conducted will help organizations like the Department of Defense create stronger, more reliable programs to combat cyber criminals. Cyber attacks can occur in the medical industry, agriculture, military, and more. During the next five years, cybercrime might become the greatest threat to every person, place and thing in the world. With evolving technology comes evolving hackers, and we are behind in security.



Most companies take nearly 6 months to detect a data breach



Unfilled cyber security jobs worldwide will reach 3.5 million by 2021



By 2020 there will be roughly 200 billion connected devices



Cybercrime damages will reach $5.9 trillion annually by 2021

Cyber Security Laboratories and Research Centers

UA-ARC has access to dozens of laboratories and facilities in the realm of cyber security. The facilities focus on a range of cyber-related research topics such as bioimaging, cloud services, GIS mapping, and national security.

Awards in Cyber Security

NSA Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Operations (CAE‑CO)

NSA/DHS Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Research (CAE‑R)

NSA Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Education (CAE‑CD)

DIA Intelligence Center of Academic Excellence

Cyber Security News

NDIA Southwest Chapter Cyber Resilience Day for Fort Huachuca, Arizona, & the Southwest is set to take place on Thursday, March 25, 2021

Join the National Defense Industrial Association (NDIA) – Southwest Chapter, AFCEA, the Arizona Cyber Threat Response Alliance (ACTRA), and AFCEA Tucson along with our Community Partners, EC Council, G-Man Cybersecurity, CompTia, ISACA Tucson Chapter, ISC2 Southern Arizona Chapter, SOSi, the University of Arizona Applied Research Corporation, The University of Arizona College of Applied Science and Technology, and the University of Arizona South Cyber Operations Center of Excellence on Thursday, March 25, 2021, for the NDIA SW Cyber Resilience Day for Fort Huachuca, Arizona, and the Southwest.

UArizona Will Offer Courses to Enlisted Military Members Through New Partnership

The U.S. Naval Community College selected the University of Arizona for its coursework in two programs, the Bachelor of Applied Science in intelligence and information operations and the Bachelor of Applied Science in applied computing. Enlisted students will takes online courses in statistics, intelligence analysis and computational thinking.

Southern Arizona Intelligence Summit

UArizona is hosting its first Southern Arizona Intelligence Summit on April 8, 2021. 


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Tucson, AZ 85721



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