The University of Tulsa has been a leader in cybersecurity research and education for more than 20 years.
TU has been a designated Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance and Cyber Defense Education by the federal government since 2000 and was one of the first 14 institutions awarded this distinction. TU also is recognized by the federal government as a CAE in IA Research and Cyber Operations. TU alumni are employed worldwide in leading roles among the private and public sectors as well as academia.
TU offers multiple programs for students who want to advance in integral areas of cybersecurity and computer science such as applications development and maintenance, system administration, network administration, policy development, training, management, academic or industry.
Problems to be Solved
Our country’s military, energy, financial, retail, insurance and health digital information infrastructure face ever-increasing cyber-related attacks from foreign governments, rouge hackers and terrorist organizations with the potential for disastrous impact on the defense of our nation, including our economy. The sophistication of these cyberattacks continues to advance alongside these ever-increasing number of attacks, requiring a robust cyber research and innovation enterprise to stay steps ahead of these attackers.
The quality of cyberprotection services, vendors and products is without a rating system. There is an inadequate cyber-trained workforce to meet these challenges with an estimate of 350,000 open cyber positions across the United States. One estimate is that by 2021, more than 3 million cyber defense jobs will be needed.
Decision makers at major corporations and public institutions across the United States are not adequately informed in cyber-related issues to protect their companies and institutions.
Unique Solutions to These Problems
Tulsa Enterprise on Cyber Innovation, Talent and Entrepreneurship (TECITE)
The University of Tulsa has a long-standing reputation for excellence in cybersecurity with programs on campus supported by the federal government, the U.S. Department of Defense, the U.S. Department of Energy, the U.S. Department of Transportation and the Defense Advanced Research Project Agency (DARPA).