Welcome to the National University Center for Cyber Security and Information Assurance

The National University Center for Cyber Security Information Assurance (NUCSIA) promotes cyber security and information assurance to the National University staff, academic community and local community. As part of the National University School of Engineering Technology and Media (SETM) the center staff manage and teach the National University MS Cyber Security and Information Assurance (NUMSCSIA) program. In addition to the NUMSCSIA program our staff integrates information assurance into non-IA curriculum. Our staff also provides advice and recommendation to the University Information Systems Security Officer (ISSO).

NUCSIA News and Events

In our course, CYB 606 - Net Defense and Countermeasures, NUCSIA students learn a variety of network defensive measures. The April 2014 class, taught by Adjunct Faculty member Alan Watkins, conducted a comparison of Richard Bejtlich’s Defensible Network Architecture 2.0 and the NSA’s Manageable Network Plan. A summary of the comparison and the instructor’s comments are available here.


NUCSIA Faculty and Students Support San Diego Mayor's Cyber Cup Competition

National University faculty and students recently provided technical support during the the Final round of the San Diego Mayor's Cyber Cup Competition. This Cyber competition teaches students how to defend computer systems from Red Team attack. During the intense final round the top eight teams compete face-to-face in a challenging and robust eight hour cyber defense competition.


NUCSIA Advisory Council Meets

Members of the NUCSIA Council met on 20 September at the National University Kearney Mesa Campus. Memebrs from busines, government and academia met to get updates on the NUCSIA program and provide their recommendations on how to improve the NUCSIA program. Agenda items included:


NUCSIA Faculty Member Recognized for Leadership Role


Dr. Gordon Romney was recognized for his leadership by the San Diego, California, Securing Our eCity Foundation at their Securing Our eCity Symposion Awards Ceremony on 11 October, 2012. This is the second consecutive year that National University has been recognized for efforts supporting the local community of San Diego and it's surrounding region.