Welcome to the Institute for Cybersecurity

Regent University's Institute for Cybersecurity is an academic, training, and research center located on Regent's Virginia Beach campus. Cybersecurity is one of the fastest growing careers across all industry sectors with a shortfall of 1.5 million in job openings and expanding. Additionally, cyber threats have grown in sophistication and severity, requiring educational institutions to move quickly to meet skill level training and development.

To fill this, growing, urgent need, we are dedicated to training and research to prepare the next generation of highly skilled cybersecurity professionals and leaders to fill those positions as technical experts and leaders who will work in government, industry, military, and academic sectors to meet the challenges in cybersecurity policy, technology and education.

Our faculty are industry experts with real-world expertise who bring a hands-on approach to training and a forward-thinking research and development focus to meet the growing need for best-in-class professionals seeking a range of certificate and training options. Additionally, the institute will provide support for our academic security training programs.



Interested in a career in one of the fastest growing fields in the world? Choose to earn your associate, bachelor's or master's degree at Regent.

Based in Virginia Beach, Virginia, we offer online programs in:

  • Computer Science
  • Cyber and Digital Forensics
  • Cybersecurity
  • Information Systems

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Featured Events

Wednesday, August 23 | 6 – 8 PM

The International Information Systems Security Certification Consortium Meeting

Freeman Building, Room 202, Christopher Newport University

Tuesday, September 5 | 6 – 8 PM

The Hampton Roads ISSA group Meeting

Booz Allen Hamilton Building, Suite 450, 5800 Lake Wright Drive, Norfolk, VA 23502

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Institute for Cybersecurity News

Internet of Things Cybersecurity Act – An ‘A’ for effort [Commentary]

The Internet of Things Cybersecurity Act of 2017 (IoTCA) attempts to avoid repeating history. We all know that the internet is rooted in one “A” (Availability) but not in another very important “A” (Authentication).

The proposed IoTCA bill gives the problem of trustworthy authentication a good deal of attention, since solving the authentication problem (people-to-machines, software-to-hardware, data-to-processes, etc.) would be, from an internet security perspective, almost analogous to achieving world peace.

Take down: Hackers looking to shut down factories for pay

The malware entered the North Carolina transmission plant’s computer network via email last August, just as the criminals wanted, spreading like a virus and threatening to lock up the production line until the company paid a ransom.

AW North Carolina stood to lose $270,000 in revenue, plus wages for idled employees, for every hour the factory wasn’t shipping its crucial auto parts to nine Toyota car and truck plants across North America, said John Peterson, the plant’s information technology manager.

CyberCamp Teaches High School Students Cyber Defense Skills
Regent University recently hosted its first ever Air Force Association’s (AFA) CyberCamp on campus in Virginia Beach, Virginia. High school students from area public and private schools attended the five-day event to learn about cyber ethics, online safety, cyber threats and cybersecurity principles.

The US Army Just Ordered Soldiers to Stop Using Drones from China’s DJI
An Aug. 2 memo cites 'increased awareness of cyber vulnerabilities' with drones from China’s market-leading DJI.

The U.S. Army has ordered troops to stop using consumer drones made by Chinese manufacturer DJI, according to an Aug. 2 memo seen by Defense One and confirmed by two Army officials.

Computer law expert says British hacker arrest problematic
LONDON (AP) — A computer law expert on Friday described the evidence behind the U.S. arrest of a notorious British cybersecurity researcher as being problematic — an indictment so flimsy that it could create a climate of distrust between the U.S. government and the community of software experts.

EU defense ministers to get cyber defense training in Estonia
HELSINKI ? Estonia will organize a strategic level cyber defense exercise in September that specifically caters to European Union (EU) defense ministers. The exercise, the first of its kind to be held at EU-level, will test the post cyberattack management strategies and overall capabilities of individual ministers.

Cyber security not a priority for most sectors, study finds
Despite data breaches costing UK firms nearly £30bn in 2016, cyber security is still not a priority for most UK industry sectors, a study has revealed

Advisory Group Prepping ‘Moonshot’ Plan to Fight Botnets
DHS has commissioned two reports describing what might be done about networks of compromised computers.

Institute for Cybersecurity to Build State-of-the-Art Cyber Range on Campus
Officials with the Institute for Cybersecurity at Regent University, an academic center and training facility dedicated to equipping the next generation of cybersecurity professionals in industry, government, military and academia, announced today that Regent is building a state-of-the-art cyber range training facility.

House pressing intel community on cyber-vulnerability disclosures
(Fifth Domain) A newly passed bill in the House Intelligence Committee directs the Intelligence Community inspector general to review the IC’s role the disclosure process of cyber vulnerabilities.

Cyberwarfare has taken a new turn. Yes, it’s time to worry.
(Washington Post) The recent “ransomware” events created headaches and headlines — but also masked a greater cyber-issue: chaos and disruption on the Internet as the new normal. Earlier this week, in fact, the Alliance for Securing Democracy, a new effort headed by former U.S. national security officials, formed as a separate, nongovernmental program to investigate Russian cyber-meddling.

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Student Spotlight

Trevor Hayes

"As soon as I got here, I knew this was the place for me. I hope to become a pilot in the Navy, and Cybersecurity gives me a strong foundation in technical and strategic thinking."


Trevor Hayes

Current Student

College of Arts & Sciences