Providing Solutions for Nevada's Cybersecurity Challenge

Protecting cyberspace is a grand challenge that calls not just for technical solutions but requires the skillful blending of business, engineering and sociopolitical expertise.

Online M.S. in cybersecurity now enrolling

Our fully online master's degree in cybersecurity lets you learn from experts at the University of Nevada, Reno in a flexible program designed to accomodate your needs. 

Programs in the Cybersecurity Center

Education and training

We offer both undergraduate- and graduate-level education programs dedicated to cybersecurity. 

Research

Our interdisciplinary faculty tackle cybersecurity through a range of lenses, ranging from the technical to the social. 

Cybersecurity conference

Our annual conference brings together industry leaders and cybersecurity experts to focus on shared solutions.

Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense (CAE-CD)

University earns designation as a Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense (CAE-CD)

The College of Engineering B.S. in computer science with a minor in cybersecurity degree program earns prestigious CAE-CD designation from the NSA and the DHS.

“The designation is a recognition of the program that we have put in place over the years,” Lecturer and Deputy Director of the Cybersecurity Center Nancy LaTourrette said. “It has been a department-wide effort, but it is more than that. It required the support of faculty in eight disciplines across campus, as well as strong support from University administration.”

Opportunities for students in CAE-CD institutions

With a CAE-CD designation, we are able to offer our students exclusive opportunities for career development and education. Check back often for new opportunities.

NSA Cybersecurity is hiring

NSA Cybersecurity is changing the cybersecurity game. Our directorate is charged with preventing and eradicating cyberthreats to National Security Systems, the Department of Defense, the Defense Industrial Base, weapons systems, and more.

You have the opportunity to be a part of this diverse team of problem solvers. We collaborate across industry and government in classified and unclassified spaces, working at cyberspeed to secure our Nation.

Learn more about us.

If you enjoy creatively solving hard cyber problems, NSA Cybersecurity is the place for you. Check out our job openings:

When applying remember to include relevant coursework, projects, clubs and any tools and languages learned in your STEM studies.

Our mission

Our mission is to master the challenge of cybersecurity by bringing together cross-disciplinary teams to work in synchrony, examining each problem through disciplinary lenses and seeking solutions that incorporate societal, technical, ethical, political and economic considerations. The Cybersecurity Center will provide educational and research opportunities for both undergraduate and graduate students that will prepare them to pursue careers in cybersecurity and related fields.

News from the Cybersecurity Center

Carolyn Hughes

McQueen teacher’s cybersecurity RET at the University leads to role on national committee

Carolyn Hughes will serve on a national committee to determine cybersecurity education standards, thanks to a University of Nevada, Reno cybersecurity Research Experience for Teachers program

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Cybersecurity partnership established with Nevada National Security Site

The College of Engineering’s Cybersecurity Center will provide unique opportunities to University students

Students at computer in the Knowledge Center

University earns designation as a Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense (CAE-CD)

The College of Engineering B.S. in computer science with a minor in cybersecurity degree program earns prestigious CAE-CD designation from the NSA and the DHS.

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