Welcome to the Institute for Cybersecurity

Cyber crime costs the global economy over $450 billion a year. Regent University's Institute for Cybersecurity provides certification and training programs in Virginia Beach, Virginia, as well as associate, bachelor’s and master’s degrees to help you gain tools and skills to protect individuals, businesses, and government organizations.

Cybersecurity is one of the fastest growing careers across all industry sectors with a shortfall of 1.5 million in job openings expected by 2019. Our cybersecurity programs prepare you to fill this gap.


Corporate Training & Certificates

Regent’s standalone cyber range is a leading-edge training hub for enterprises, consultancies, and government and military organizations. Select from the following programs:

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Degree 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:

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Cybersecurity Events

College of Arts and Sciences Cybersecurity / Computer Science Forum

Wednesday, October 25 | 7 PM
COM 105

Mr. Jeff Silver is a Senior Security Engineer at Symantec, helping enterprises to increase their security posture. In this forum, Mr. Silver Jeff did a terrific job of helping the students understand what a career in cybersecurity might look like, and included descriptions of the following jobs: • Developer • Forensics Analyst • Administration • Law Enforcement/DoD • Implementation (post sales) • Security Operations Center Analyst • SE (pre sales)

Cybersecurity Summit

Thursday, February 15 | 9 am - 2 pm
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Leading cyber experts will discuss threats facing your organization and offer practical solutions.

Registration Opens November 15, 2017

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Early Synthetic Prototyping

Wednesday, November 8 | 7 pm
COM 105

LTC Brian Vogt, Early Synthetic Prototyping Project Lead (ESP), gave a detailed explanation of the Early Synthetic Prototyping project, including issues related to building a coalition (when you don’t have a budget!), working with partners from all sorts of different academic and military organizations, overcoming passive bureaucratic resistance and ‘we’ve never done it that way’ attitudes, etc. He also showed videos of actual games, discussed the use of commercial game analytics to gather feedback, and indicated that they would use 3D video in the future (the Unreal 4 engine they are using will support 3D). The event ran long (both questions from the group, and those who lingered to continue the discussion).

5th National Women in Cybersecurity Conference

Friday, March 23 | 8am-5pm, 23-24 March
Hilton Chicago Downtown

Jointly organized by Tennessee Tech and Illinois Institute of Technology, the WiCyS conference is intended to generate interest among students to consider cybersecurity as a viable and promising career option. Any individual or organization interested in supporting recruiting and retention efforts for women in cybersecurity is encouraged to participate. Beyond the annual conference, WiCyS is a community of engagement, encouragement and support for women in cybersecurity. Scholarships are available for students; the deadline to apply is 1 November.

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The International Information Systems Security Certification Consortium Meeting

Wednesday, September 27 | 6 - 8 PM
Freeman Building, Room 202, Christopher Newport University

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Cybersecurity News

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.

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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.

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A recent digital attack on the control systems of an industrial plant has renewed concerns about the threat hacking poses to critical infrastructure. And while security researchers offered some analysis last month of the malware used in the attack, called Triton or Trisis, newly revealed details of how it works expose just how vulnerable industrial plants—and their failsafe mechanisms—could be to manipulation.

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Commercial advancements in artificial intelligence and machine learning could level the playing field and lower the barrier of entry for smaller nation states, as well as non-state actors. (Andrzej Wojcicki)

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There are numerous articles and memos deal with the topic of incident response, business continuity, and crisis communication plans. Many have been distributed through media outlets even. So you may be asking: why us, why now, and what more could we possible offer in this space?

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IT security provider Netwrix Corp. of Irvine, Calif. recently published its assessment of the top cyber risks in government.

The company found that the main threat comes from within.

All government entities surveyed named their own employees as the biggest cyber risk. “The main reason is bad experiences. In 2016, human errors caused security incidents in 57 percent of government entities,” the authors note.

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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

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College of Arts & Sciences

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