Steve Beaty

Beaty, Steve


Computers/Information Technology, Consumer Behavior, Consumer Issues, Cybersecurity, Data Science, Data Security/Hacking, Fraud


Computer security and crime, Firewalls, Viruses, Internet blogs, Software development, Protecting children, Internet consumerism and safety, Identity theft

Degree: Ph.D.

Title: Chair and Professor

Department: Computer Science


Office Phone: 303-615-0173

Mobile Phone: 970-690-1928

Interviewed by: Scripps Media, CIO Magazine, CW2, 850KOA, The Denver Post, 9NEWS, Denver7, FOX31, CBS4, La Voz Bilingüe


Steve Beaty, Ph.D., has an extensive background in both the theoretic and pragmatic aspects of computers and networks.  He wrote compilers at Cray Computer, managed a large group of developers and was a software test architect at Hewlett-Packard.  He was also the security team lead at the National Center for Atmospheric Research in Boulder.

At Metropolitan State University of Denver, Beaty is currently a professor of Computer Science and has served as chair of the Mathematical and Computer Sciences Department and interim vice-president for Information Technology. He works on a number of open-source projects, consults with a variety of businesses and interviews regularly with the media.