AZ Ecosystem 2017-12-13T09:15:59+00:00

There is a strong and growing cybersecurity ecosystem in Arizona. We can and should be leaders in this critical field.
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AZ CYBERSECURITY ECOSYSTEM BY THE NUMBERS

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Nationally Recognized Cyber Warfare Ranges

AZ CYBER WARFARE RANGES

“Every moment of every day across the world, a cyber war is in process. There are those defending assets, and those seeking to penetrate those defenses and gain that information. Just as in traditional warfare, learning to defend against the ‘bad guy’ takes practice and is done on a dedicated range. Additionally cyber security professionals practice InfoSec with a game called Capture The Flag, with both a Blue Team and a Red Team. The Blue Team secures a machine, and the Red Team attempts to takeover or plant a ‘flag’ within the Blue Team’s machine, all within a ‘range’.” Learn more

Source: KJZZ

Arizona’s cyber warfare ranges are a collaborative effort of AZLabs, ACTRA, Grand Canyon University, and the volunteers who bring broader collaboration among the community of interest within Arizona’s cybersecurity ecosystem.

Arizona has two cyberwarfare ranges. Both are open to the public:

East Valley Range – AZ01
Located in the AZLabs facility
6030 S. Kent St.
Mesa, AZ 85212
480.525.9801
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West Valley Range – AZ02
Located on the GCU Innovation Campus
5115 N 27th Ave, Building 66
Phoenix, AZ 85017
623.300.2002
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INNOVATORS

GREAT MINDS

“The Arizona Cyber Threat Response Alliance, Inc. (“ACTRA”) serves as the hub for collaborative cyber information sharing in a neutral environment of trust where partners from industry, academia, law enforcement and intelligence come together, leveraging cross-sector resources to more effectively analyze critical, real time intelligence and respond to emerging cyber threats to Arizona’s Critical Infrastructure and Key Resources.” Learn more

“ACTRA is one of the first Information Sharing and Analysis Organizations (ISAO) in the nation. ACTRA has been instrumental in forming public and private partnerships to help foster collaborative information-sharing about cyber threats to better protect the citizens and businesses throughout our state.” – AZGovernor.gov

“Arizona InfraGard’s Mission is to help protect Arizona’s infrastructure by supporting the priorities of the FBI; to cultivate partnerships with public and private sectors through bi-directional sharing of actionable information, training and educational events.” Learn more

Panelists discussing what is cybersecurity listen to retired Lt. Gen. Robert Schmidle at the first annual ASU Congressional Cybersecurity Conference on ASU’s Polytechnic campus. Panelists included (from right) Matt Salmon, vice president of ASU’s Office of Government and Community; Nadya Bliss, director of ASU’s Global Security Initiative; Jamie Winterton, director of strategy for the Global Security Initiative; and Jai Galliott of the University of New South Wales in Australia. Photo by Charlie Leight/ASU Now

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“SDSUG is a group of information technology professionals in the Phoenix area dedicated to the security of our digital systems. We meet quarterly to discuss security issues, tech trends, and share our successes and failures so we can learn from each other.” Learn more

“Greater centralization will also enhance public-private collaboration in cyber defense. This dimension of the problem has gotten far too little attention, though common sense alone makes plain that in an economy like ours, where commercial innovation is usually well ahead of government, close cooperation is indispensable.

“That is why I am so proud of the work being done here in Arizona. I know of nowhere else in America where public-private partnership in cyber defense is better cultivated and developed. Here we already have in place new capabilities to share actionable information and to train Arizonans to repel cyberattacks. Our state has established an impressive array of unique assets, including the Arizona Counter Terrorism Information Center and its sister organization, the Arizona Cyber Threat Response Alliance.

“Arizona State University has taken the lead in academia, making a commitment to dramatically increase the output of cyber-qualified graduates. ASU’s leadership is critical to solving the number one challenge across the cybersecurity landscape—the need for a trained and capable workforce for both government and industry. Cyber-trained graduates lead the growth of our economy by strengthening our state’s strong defense sector and contributing to federal research.

“Arizona is already an established leader among technology states and a greenhouse for tech startups, so this comes as no surprise. Our state ranks among the top ten in tech industry employment, in tech sector contribution to the overall state economy, and in innovation. As companies relocate here or grow their operations in Arizona, they bring with them a capable cyber workforce. This successful cooperation of our universities with industry and government affirms Arizona’s leadership and gives us the opportunity to play a pivotal role in preparing the United States for the information warfare of the 21st Century.”

EDUCATORS

Northern Arizona University

Northern Arizona University

https://nau.edu/

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Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University

Bachelor of Science in Cyber Intelligence & Security

Grand Canyon University

Cochise College

University of Phoenix

University of Phoenix

http://www.phoenix.edu/

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