University of Advancing Technology (UAT) is a designated Center of Academic Excellence - Cyber Defense (CAE-CD) institution through the National Information Assurance Education Training Program (NIETP). Sponsored by the National Security Agency (NSA) and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), NIETP operates under national authority as the national manager for cyber defense education and training relating to national security systems.
Network security utilizes proactive techniques, including defense-in-depth and layered security, to mitigate or eliminate vulnerabilities in information systems and to protect against potential exploitation. This may include network and application penetration testing, software and hardware reverse engineering as well as developing exploits for identified vulnerabilities.
A network security specialist is a professional who focuses on ensuring information confidentiality, integrity and availability. Security professionals possess intimate knowledge of critical business components.
UAT's Network Security degree reflects the application of theory and is aligned with industry standards and guidelines. The program provides students with the opportunity to synthesize and apply the vital skills and knowledge necessary to succeed in the cyber security workforce.
Educating the next wave of innovators, our faculty leverage their experiences to mentor students to lead innovations and solve challenges in advancing technology.
UAT’s Synchronic Learning model provides an education framework that prepares superior graduates to become tomorrow’s innovators. This model embodies UAT’s methodologies, curricula and community dedicated to fostering an environment of innovation that promotes demonstrated mastery and job readiness.
How does UAT prepare superior graduates? Students are required to participate in projects that solve real problems. UAT requires students to innovate and create a working proof of concept that’s never been done before. Students complete internships, community projects and apprenticeship experiences to cultivate their ability to succeed in the workplace.