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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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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The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) just reached a significant milestone with the release of the newest version of the National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education (NICE) Cybersecurity Workforce Framework (NICE Framework). Since 2011, the NICE Framework has provided a common lexicon to describe cybersecurity roles as well as a blueprint for effectively categorizing, organizing, and describing cybersecurity work. The NICE Framework has also been foundational to the development of cybersecurity training standards and individual career plans across sectors.

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Major IT company Hewlett Packard Enterprise allowed a source code review of ArcSight, a Pentagon cyber defense software, by a Russian defense agency according to Reuters. ArcSight is implemented across much of the U.S. military in order to alert analysts in real time when computer systems are being attacked.

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Network breaches should spur a new focus on STEM — and ethics. When the Soviet Union launched Sputnik in 1957, it was the space shot heard around the world. As the first artificial satellite circled the Earth, its radio pulses picked up by ground stations scattered across the globe, Western scientists recognized a technological breakthrough that threatened our national security. The United States answered with a “Space Race” that reshaped our educational system to produce scientists, engineers, and mathematicians. The growing list of major cyberattacks on this country amount to one modern-day Sputnik after another. A wide spectrum of private-sector entities, from banks and credit agencies to the entertainment industry, have faced attacks from foreign governments and intrusions from criminal enterprises. Infrastructure vital to energy, water, and communications is constantly probed by adversaries seeking asymmetric advantage;

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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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