The UCCS Computer Science Department offers a set of four graduate courses on campus leading to a certificate in Information Assurance. These courses prepare individuals (who engineer computer-based systems or develop policy and doctrine for systems where information assurance is an objective) with knowledge of the methods, techniques, and tools used in information assurance.
The four courses are certified by the National Security Agency’s (NSA) Committee on National Security Systems (CNSS) and meet the Information Assurance Professional (4011) Training Standards. These courses can count towards the MEIA degree, the Master of Science in Computer Science degree, the PhD in Engineering/Security concentration degree or the PhD in Engineering/Computer Science concentration degree. UCCS is one of NSA/DHS-designated Centers of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance and Cyber Defense (CAE IA/CD).