Cybersecurity Conference is Oct. 5, 2023

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Scholarship for Service

The Cybersecurity Center is offering the National Science Foundation CyberCorp Scholarship for Service (SFS) program for students interested in government service in the cybersecurity field. SFS offers up to two years of funding for undergraduates or up to three years for accelerated bachelor’s/master’s program students.

Online M.S. in cybersecurity

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 accommodate your needs. 

Programs in the Cybersecurity Center

Education and training

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


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 Bachelor of Science in Computer Science and Engineering 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.”

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

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Preventing and eradicating cybersecurity threats to be discussed at Oct. 5 conference

Students, faculty encouraged to submit posters, demos by Sept. 15.

Photo collage of head shots of WolfHack@UNR team members Roohan Amin, Amber Hankins, Austin Finch and Ryan Tanner.

Catching the catfish: how University students won a national cybersecurity contest

Romance scams, or ‘catfishing,’ was the focus of the 2023 Summer Social Engineering event

Dark gray Tesla parked in a public garage next to wide yellow stripe on the ground, with a blue cord plugged into its charging port.

Can electric vehicles be hacked?

Professors and graduate students from the College of Engineering share basic techniques to protect electric vehicles from hacking

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