Arm yourself for the world of security

Learn to defend and protect against physical and digital attacks with our Cybersecurity and Security Operations programs.

Cybersecurity & Security Operations Institute

The Cybersecurity and Security Operations (CSO) Institute at University of Phoenix is dedicated to education, training, and professional development in the fields of physical and cybersecurity operations. The demand for cybersecurity and security operations jobs are on the rise—expected to far outpace the national average, with over 15,000 cybersecurity jobs and 55,000 physical security jobs projected to become available between 2014 and 2024.1

If you’re a leader—bold and courageous, and interested in breaking into the world of cyber security and security operations, our range of degree and certificate cyber security programs and security operations programs can help prepare you for your future career. The CSO Institute promotes the integration of physical and cyber operations into a unified organizational body for educating security personnel.

With cyber-attacks on the rise, no task is more important than ensuring the safety of your organization. The lines are blurring between physical and cyber security and our cyber security programs and security operations programs can teach you the aspects you need to be successful in both areas. With ever-changing and increasingly advanced technology techniques, providing strong risk assessment, protecting computer systems and online data from infiltration and keeping your organization secure is tremendously important.  

Learn to defend and protect your organization. We will help you expand your cyber security and security operations knowledge, pursue your career aspirations and rise to the level of the cyber and security professionals that surround you.

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A more secure world starts with dedicated people like you

The Enterprise Security Competency model, which UOPX began drafting in 2013, was adopted by the U.S. Department of Labor.2 Employers across the industry are now using these new competency standards in their hiring practices, and we’re proud to say that this model is now the standard by which the security profession measures education and career development.

We offer a wealth of learning resources, an innovative online course platform and experienced faculty that help you develop in-demand skills for today’s job market. With University of Phoenix you can pursue your degree from the convenience of your home or on-campus at select locations.

A network that gets big results

Whether you’re a student or graduate, your network is made up of diverse, experienced faculty and alumni who serve as leaders across hundreds of communities. University of Phoenix was the first institute of higher learning created by and for working adults. In our efforts to make higher education readily available, we offer degree and certificate programs both online and on-campus. Our updated curriculum, flexible programs and dedicated faculty are standing by to help you succeed in this challenging but rewarding field.

While widely available, not all programs are available in all locations or in both online and on-campus formats. Certificate programs are widely available in an online format but generally not available at our campus locations. Please check with a University Enrollment Representative.

1Competency Model Clearinghouse, Career OneStop. (2016). Enterprise Security Competency Model. Retrieved April 11, 2016 from

2Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor. (2015, December 8). Table 1.2 Employment by detailed occupation, 2014 and projected 2024. Employment Projections: Employment by detailed occupation. Retrieved April 13, 2016 from