IASEC Activities and Resources



7th Annual Cyber Southwest (CSW) Symposium at the University of Arizona | Register Here

December 9, 2022 | Student Union, North Ballroom (Level 3), University of Arizona

The National Defense Industrial Association (NDIA) - Southwest Chapter, Arizona InfraGard/Arizona Cyber Threat Response Alliance (ACTRA), AFCEA - Tucson, and the AZ Cyber Initiative will once again host the 7th Annual Cyber Southwest (CSW) Symposium at the University of Arizona, Student Union Memorial Center - Level 3 - North Ballroom, Tucson, Arizona. The event will take place on Friday, December 9, 2022.

A primary focus of CSW 2022 will be to continue to develop Arizona’s national leadership in cybersecurity. CSW 2022 will feature government and defense industry Subject Matter Expert (SME) speakers who will address cyber threats, cyber defense, cyber risk mitigation, and current remediation strategies.

There will also be an Exhibit Hall. Showcase your companies’ cyber products and capabilities at CSW 2022! Over 250 military, federal government, city government, contractors, academia, and industry professionals are expected to attend.


October 29, 2021 | Berger Auditorium, McClelland Hall, University of Arizona

The National Defense Industrial Association (NDIA) - Southwest Chapter, the Arizona Cyber Threat Response Alliance (ACTRA), and the AFCEA - Tucson Chapter, will once again co-host the 6th Annual Cyber Southwest (CSW) set to take place on Friday, October 29, 2021. The theme this year will be "Cybersecurity Post-Pandemic - Returning to Ground Truth."


Cybersecurity Incident Management Workshop

October 27, 2021 | Virtual Event

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security Cybersecurity & Insfrastructure Security Agency, Region 6 is hosting monthly webinars to support our partners in strengthening their cyber and physical security posture. Each webinar will allow participants an opportunity to ask questions and interact with the instructor and attendees. Participants will also learn and participate in discussions on specific risks related to cybersecurity, physical security, and mitigating today's challenges effecting the supply chain. These events are provided by DHS at no-cost to attend. During this webinar, participants will hear about today's emerging cyber threats, response and reporting requirements, along with effective preparedness and mitigation efforts.


AZ Cyber Initiative Cyber Bootcamp
June 21-25, 2021 | Virtual Event

The AZ Cyber Initiative Cyber Bootcamp aims to identify, develop, and mentor the next generation of cybersecurity leaders in Arizona. The program is a one (1) week introductory course for rising 10th-12th grade high school students. The Cyber Bootcamp program is designed for high school students in Arizona who demonstrate the ability to generate meaningful change through their individual talents and interests towards a career in cybersecurity, or other related field.

A number of University of Arizona SFS students served as instructors for the bootcamp.


April 7-9, 2021 | Virtual Event | University of Arizona

Over the past ten years, our Nation has seen a constant barrage of threats against our National Security and our way of life. Although we have advance innovation and technology to increase our National Security posture, our adversaries are rapidly evolving and deploying counter tactics, as well. As we enter a new decade, the emerging threat against our National Security will require an evolution collection and analysis.

The Summit convened strategic leaders and pacesetters of the intelligence, security, and law enforcement communities to explore current successes and setbacks, alike in the employment of intelligence methods for deployment across sectors, and to discuss future workforce needs in the intelligence field. These experts delivered assessments and the opportunities for the 'Future of Intelligence.’


Hack Arizona
January 17-19, 2020 | Gould-Simpson Building, University of Arizona

Hack Arizona is a student led organization fostering a world-class hacker culture in the Southwest and hosted at the University of Arizona. Teams of up to four people compete to win prizes; all while attending fun activities and lots of educational sessions.

Over the course of 36 hours, teams of up to four students compete to win prizes by building technology in fast moving and far reaching categories based in solving for solutions for today’s dynamic world.


Research Outcomes


AZSecure Cybersecurity Program students gain not only a cutting-edge education in information assurance, cybersecurity, and MIS, but also conduct high-impact research.


SaTC: Hacker Web

Started in 2013 by Dr. Hsinchun Chen with $5.4M in funding from National Science Foundation (NSF) and grounded on Security Big Data Analytics, the cybersecurity research and education focus of the Artificial Intelligence Lab includes the original Hacker Web project and AZSecure Scholarship-for-Service (SFS) Fellowship. 


AI Lab

The Artificial Intelligence Laboratory conducts sophisticated information systems research and has made significant contributions in machine learning, visualization, knowledge management and many other areas.