Welcome to the CU Denver (UCD) Cyber Defense Center (CDC). The mission of the CDC is to educate all members of our community on what each one of us can do, and to ensure all students & staff, along with the community we serve, have the resources needed to implement safe cybersecurity practices to stay secure online. Please use the navigation menu on this page to explore the different content on this CDC website.
Commander of USCYBERCOM and Director of the NSA
UCD Cyber Team getting ready for the competition!
Industry leaders talk about their experiences in IT
National Cybersecurity Management Case Competition - 1st place!
Case Study Cyber Competition Team 1st Place!
Case Study Cyber Competition Team 2nd Place!
Feature Article: CU Denver’s TransAmerica Cyber Team Places Second at the 2022 Rocky Mountain Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition
February 1, 2023:
The National Security Agency (NSA) has designated the University of Colorado Denver as a Center of Academic Excellence in Cybersecurity Defense (CAE-CD).
August 22, 2022:
The new Bachelor of Science in Cybersecurity launches in the College of Engineering, Design and Computing.
August 3, 2022:
The National Security Agency (NSA) has successfully validated the Cybersecurity and Defense Graduate Certificate in the College of Engineering, Design and Computing.
April 15, 2022:
University of Colorado Denver (UCD) cyber students took 1st place in the National Cybersecurity Management Case Competition beating out other teams from across the country in the qualifying round and then the final round.
March 26, 2022:
The University of Colorado Denver (UCD) Cyber Team - TransAmerica Cyber Adepts, placed 2nd in the 2022 Rocky Mountain Cyber Defense Competition. A total of eight teams from schools in Colorado, Utah, and Kansas took part in the event where students must defend their network from a red team attack. The competition lasts for 16 hours over 2 days. The team moved on to the wildcard round on April 6th, where they faced other 2nd places finishers from across the country. They did a fantastic job with this year's competitions!
February 26, 2022:
The University of Colorado Denver (UCD) Cyber Team - TransAmerica Cyber Adepts, is one of eight teams to advance from the preliminary round to the regional qualifier of the 2022 Rocky Mountain Cyber Defense Competition. A total of fourteen teams from schools in Colorado, Utah, Kansas, Nebraska, and Wyoming took part in the event where students must defend their network from a red team attack.
January 11, 2022:
The University of Colorado Denver (UCD) is one of four universities in Colorado to be accepted into the United States Cyber Command (USCYBERCOM) Academic Engagement Network. The goal of the new partnership is to improve and sustain joint efforts to meet cyberspace educational requirements and workforce needs.
Center Points of Contact
Joe Murdock, CISSP, CRISC
Business School Faculty
"Cyber security has an effect on all of us. Historically, only businesses and larger organizations heavily leveraged information technology in their everyday business processes. That is no longer the case. We all heavily use information technology in our daily lives whether we are shopping and paying bills online, working remotely, or remotely adjusting the temperature in the house while on vacation. Due to many aspects of our lives being constantly connected to the Internet, we need to ensure we are implementing safe cyber security practices. "
Ilkyeun Ra, Ph.D.
Computer Science Faculty