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Welcome to the virtual UAT Center for Cybersecurity

Check out the links below for news, events, information and studying cybersecurity at University of Advancing Technology.


Center for Cybersecurity point of contact:

Professor Aaron Jones

CAE validated major information and program of study:

Network Security: uat.edu/network-security-degree

Credit distribution & progression*

Semester 1 Semester 2 Semester 3 Semester 4 Semester 5 Semester 6 Semester 7
Core 3 credits 3 credits 3 credits 3 credits SIP SIP, 3 credits SIP/Internship
Gen Ed 6 credits 6 credits 3 credits 3 credits 6 credits 6 credits 3 credits
Gen Electives 3 credits 6 credits 6 credits CFR105 6 credits 3 credits 9 credits
Major Specific NTS201 NTW220, NTW103 CFR101, NTW216 NTS370 PDS300, NTS330 NTS435 NTS415
Totals 15 15 15 15 15 15 15

Credit progression

Core 3 6 9 12 15 18 21
Gen Ed 6 12 12 15 21 27 30
Gen Electives 3 3 9 15 15 18 27
Major Specific 3 9 15 18 24 27 27
*This credit distribution and progression data represents an on-campus student progression and is subject to change based on course availability, scheduling and how many credits a student is enrolled for.

Major specific course titles

NTS201 Security Essentials
NTW220 Linux I for Technologist
NTW103 Fundamentals of Network Engineering
CFR101 Computer Forensics Essentials
NTW216 Foundations of System Administration
NTS370 Shell Scripting for Technologists
PDS300 Production Studio I
NTS330 Applied Exploits
NTS435 International and Federal INFOSEC Standards and Regulations
NTS415 Network Defense and Countermeasures
PDS400 Production Studio II

Total credit requirements

Core 24
Gen Ed 36
Gen Electives 30
Major Specific 30

Full-time faculty

Aaron Jones

Program Chair

Professor Jones is the lead Cyber Instructor at the University of Advancing Technology and is a software developer who currently creates applications for law enforcement. He is also an AZ Peace Officer Standards and Training certified General Instructor as well as a public speaker. He earned a BS, in Computer Information Systems from Park University in 2013 and an MA, in Intelligence Analysis with a focus in Cyber Security in 2014. Professor Jones has been the recipient of recognition from the El Paso Police Department, State Of Texas, Texas Military Forces, Chandler Police Department, and others.

Professor Jones is also active in the community as the founder of the Phoenix Linux Users Group Cyber Security Meetup and regularly teaches members of the public a myriad of topics related to Cyber Security. His audience includes students, teachers, law enforcement, military, government officials, and concerned members of the public with a strong desire to learn what is going on in the world of technology.

Jeremy Bunce

Associate Professor

Jeremy grew up right here in Arizona. He is a UAT graduate and former Student Ambassador. The passion he has for technology started with being the lead programmer for his robotics club in high school. He takes part in capture the flag and hackathon competitions.  In his free time, he likes to play Dungeon & Dragons and video games.

Dr. Greg Miles, CISSP, CISA, CISM


Dr. Miles has been teaching in UAT's Cyber Studies program for over 15 years. He is the principal of Peak Security in Colorado. His background in technology and information security is extensive and includes teaching at Black Hat, serving as editor in chief at The Security Journal and being a security consultant.  

Professor Miles enjoys custom woodworking and is a Master Craftsman. His skills date back to when he was growing up and working with his father, who instilled a deep pride in workmanship and customer service.

Robert Benton

Adjunct Professor

Dr. Dan Wilkins

Adjunct Professor

Aaron Rodriguez


Professor Aaron Rodriguez is an Air Force Veteran which has served in military and contract support for various government agencies including supporting worldwide security efforts. Aaron has planned and managed Computer Incident Response Teams (CIRT) and multiple cyber training operations.  He has several years of information technology background with a specialty in cyber security and information protection. Aaron graduated from Grand Canyon University with a Bachelor's in Information Technology and a Masters's in Cyber Security and Information Assurance. 

A full roster of UAT's Cybersecurity and other faculty can be found at


Cybersecurity Events

Cybersecurity News

Cybersecurity Resouces & Awareness




UAT's Cybersecurity Advisory Board

Ryan Murray

Deputy CISO State of Arizona

Janet Hartkopf

Cyber Program Director, Basha High School

Ngan Pham

Phoenix Chamber of Commerce

Mark Hollingsworth


Kim Jones


Jerry Keely

CISO Pinal County

Zachary Cummard

Chandler Police Department

Gwen Castro

Bishop Fox

Jackson Nestler

Cyber Security Analyst (UAT Alumni)

Sean Moshir