August 16, 2018

Arizona Cyber Security Sector Needs More People Faster

Not many people can say that their cyber security career began by breaking into their college’s computer system. But that’s exactly what happened to Sean Moshir, co-founder, CEO and chairman of CellTrust and pioneer of the multi-billion-dollar patch management industry. After a two-week suspension, the college allowed Moshir to continue and graduate, on the condition that he tell them how hacked their system.  Back then, knowing how to hack systems was a “bad thing that was kept in the shadows,” Moshir said. Today, “It’s a good thing, and people want you to know cyber security.  The Arizona cyber security landscape has…

What is an Ethical Hacker?

Ethical Hackers are talented hackers who use their superpowers for good. In essence, hackers are smart people who want to understand how things work. They tear things down to their basic components—a process known as reverse engineering—to get a deep understanding of something. The term hacker is often misused or misunderstood in the media and in the community. There are actually three different types of hackers: white hats (the good guys), black hats (the bad guys) and gray hat (the guys who ride that good guy/bad guy line). If companies and organizations don’t understand how hackers can get into their…

What is Network Security?

What is Cyber Security

Blog co-written by UAT Cyber Security Program Champion Greg Miles and Digital Media Maven Lauren Fach Network security, or cyber security, is an industry where professionals are trained to prevent and monitor unauthorized access or attempts to access, misuse, or modify a computer network and network-accessible resources. A network can be private, like within a company, school, business, or home and is designed to keep users out that do not have the correct login credentials. Other networks may be open to public access; an example would be the free Wi-Fi at Starbucks or a hotel. Many Network Security pros will warn against using public Wi-Fi…

UAT Foundation and Warriors Heart Foundations Partner for Veterans Day Open House and Silent Auction

UAT Hosts Silent Auction and Military Centric-Open House in Appreciation of Veterans Day UAT Foundation and Warriors Heart Foundation are thrilled to host a Veterans Day Open House and Silent Auction Fundraiser on Thursday, Nov. 9, from 6-9 p.m., at UAT’s Tempe campus. The UAT Foundation invites active military, reservists, veterans, and first responders to the Veterans Day Open House and Silent Auction to celebrate our military locally and to learn more about cyber security. As a military-friendly school, UAT is excited to host a military-centric open house and information session for military personal interested in technology education. This open…

Veterans Day Celebration at UAT

Join UAT Foundation and Warriors Heart in acknowledging Veterans Appreciation Day! We know that active military, veterans, and first responders have a thirst to learn about technology. This year, UAT is excited to host a Veterans Day Open House and Silent Auction Fundraiser on Thursday, Nov. 9, in an equal partnership formed between the UAT Foundation and Warriors Heart Foundation. We invite any active military, veterans, and first responders to the Veterans Day Open House to celebrate our military locally and to learn more about cyber security. As a military-friendly school, UAT is excited to host a military-centric open house…

UAT Hosted 2nd Annual Cyber Security Open House

2nd Annual Cyber Security Open House

UAT held the 2nd Annual Cyber Security Open House on Thursday, Oct. 12, in conjunction with the national cause, Cyber Security Awareness Month. UAT Cyber Security professors Wayne Kibbe and Mason Galatas teamed up to present a slideshow on the basics of cyber security and how to protect yourself the best you can from hackers. Professor Wayne Kibbe said, “Cyber Security education is very important for several reasons. First, the demand for cyber security skills is rapidly growing and US Labor Department reports claim shortages for the foreseeable future. Second, as more and more devices connect to the internet, the…

UAT Promotes Cyber Security Awareness Month with Tips & Anecdotes

White Hat Hackers

UAT has led the way in cyber security since the late 90s, writing the rule books for cyber security education in Arizona. Marking over 20 successful years since the inception of its elite Network Security degree program, UAT is proud to participate in Cyber Security Awareness Month, during the month of October, allowing our faculty of experts to share important information on cyber security with the public. UAT recognizes the importance of training cyber security experts, in its students, alumni, faculty and in local members of the community. We have compiled a few tips and anecdotes about our students below….

V.A.S.T.

VAST-SIP

Data breaches, identity theft, phishing schemes and large scale hacks happen all day, every day. When solving cyber crimes, it’s challenging for a first responder to capture critical information from a computer at a crime scene in the heat of an investigation without the in-depth training that UAT Network Security students received. To solve this problem, Network Security alumni Will Peterson struck up a conversation with Professor Frank Griffiths, who teaches forensics at UAT and formerly worked for the Scottsdale District Attorney. Will and a four other Network Security put their heads together for their Student Innovation Project and created…

UAT Partners with East Valley Institute of Technology (EVIT) To Offer 2-Year Cyber Security Program

EVIT cyber security partnership with University of Advancing Technology

UAT Faculty to Teach EVIT’s Cyber Security Courses for College Credit UAT recognizes the deficit of skilled workers entering STEM careers and is proud to announce a partnership to kick off this fall with East Valley Institute of Technology (EVIT), a local technology institute for high school students. The EVIT partnership will offer a new High School Cyber Security Program under the guidance of UAT Cyber Security Program Champion, Dr. Greg Miles, who will provide the curriculum and support in the training of EVIT Faculty. EVIT students who successfully complete the High School Cyber Security Program will earn 12 college…

See UAT’s Booth at DEF CON 25

DEF CON 25

Once the Black Hat Briefings come to an end, some UAT student volunteers will report as workers at DEF CON! Because both security conferences fall on the same week, in the same city, many people attend both Black Hat and DEF CON. UAT has a large presence at DEF CON with a huge booth located at Caesar’s Palace where attendees can learn more about cyber security, our bachelor and master’s degrees and check out some cool, nerd swag. DEF CON is more edgy than Black Hat, as it was created in 1993 by a core hacker group who wanted to…