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Professor Steve Beaty with his laptop

Steve Beaty, Ph.D.

Professor of Computer Science

Data Defender. Security Evangelist. Roadrunner.

Today’s workplace runs on access to data. Do you know how to keep it safe?

In cybersecurity, it’s critical to understand and anticipate risk.

“With so many different file systems, types of encryption and ways to interpret data, there are big challenges,” said Steve Beaty, Ph.D., computer science professor at MSU Denver. “It’s all about access to the right information.”

That’s why our cybersecurity undergraduate degree combines interdisciplinary expertise in the heart of Colorado’s booming tech economy. Field-tested computer scientists build a foundation of security engineering while students learn chain-of-evidence procedure from criminal justice experts. And our computer information systems instructors help Roadrunners put it all together in a way that makes good business sense to recruiters.

When it comes to mitigating digital risk, experience matters. Faculty like Beaty, with a cybersecurity background at the National Center for Atmospheric Research and Hewlett-Packard, give Roadrunners real world instruction from the front lines of an in-demand industry.

Because from health care to finance and just about everywhere in between, digital information touches all aspects of the modern workplace.

And the result of studying cybersecurity at MSU Denver? Applied educational value that’s road-tested and ready to run.


This is where lives are transformed. Where new paths unfold. Where the future spreads out in front of you.

At MSU Denver, we celebrate that each person’s road is different. Where will yours take you?


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