Regis Designated Center of Excellence

Marks second time Regis has received such recognition for its educational programs

Denver, Colo. (October 15, 2012) – Regis University’s School of Computer & Information Sciences has been designated as a National Center of Excellence in Information Systems Security Education (CAE/IAE) by the National Security Agency (NSA) and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) for the second time. The designation is for academic years 2012 through 2017.

Regis first received the CAE/IAE designation in 2007, becoming only the second institution in Colorado to receive the honor (after the U.S. Air Force Academy). The designation program is intended to strengthen the U.S. information infrastructure by promoting research and higher education in the IA field and by producing expert IA professionals.

The redesignation means that Regis will continue to be qualified for funding that goes toward the university’s programs in Information Assurance, including the online Master of Science in Information Assurance. In addition, students attending CAE/IAE designated schools can apply for scholarships and grants through the Department of Defense Information Assurance Scholarship Program and the Federal Cyber Service Scholarship for Service Program.

Only four-year colleges and universities with graduate programs may apply for the CAE/IAE designation, which involves a rigorous review against criteria that include employing faculty members who are active in practice or research, engaging in outreach and collaboration, and the treatment of IA as a multidisciplinary science.

Regis’ redesignation is evidence of the high-quality information assurance education students receive, preparing them to excel in this fast-moving field. One reviewer said, “Regis University’s IA degree programs prepare students to enter/re-enter the workforce at a much higher, more competitive level.”

Regis University was honored with an official certificate of designation during the 16th Annual Conference of the Colloquium for Information Systems Security Education on June 11, 2012, in Lake Buena Vista, Florida. The NSA is sending official letters of notification alerting Colorado’s governor, members of Congress and appropriate Congressional committees about the redesignation.

The online Master of Science in Information Assurance is one of the IA programs offered at the university and is modeled on the guidelines and recommendations provided by the Committee on National Security Systems (CNSS) 4000 training standards, the (ISC)2 Ten Domains of Knowledge and ISACA, the worldwide association of IS professionals dedicated to the audit, control, and security of information systems.

Both online and on-campus courses are taught by the same distinguished professors. Students receive hands-on training to learn essential elements of the information assurance field, including computer network design and infrastructure, risk management, system auditing and intrusion detection and management.

For more information about the Information Assurance programs at Regis University, visit informationassurance.regis.edu or call 877-820-0581 to speak to an admissions counselor.

About Regis University:
Regis University, with nearly 15,000 students, comprises Regis College, College for Professional Studies and Rueckert-Hartman College for Health Professions. The University is recognized by U.S. News & World Report as a Top School in the West and is one of 28 Catholic Jesuit colleges and universities throughout the United States. Regis University is located at 3333 Regis Blvd. at 50th and Lowell Streets in north Denver. In addition to its North Denver Lowell campus, the University has campus locations in Colorado Springs, Interlocken at Broomfield, Denver Tech Center, Thornton (dual-language campus), Loveland and Henderson, Nevada. For news releases, fact sheet, experts list or university highlights, visit “Media Relations” on our contact us page.