NSA Center for Information Assurance Education and Research
researcher: Roy H. Campbell (director)
Welcome to the website of the Center for Information Assurance Education and Research! This Center coordinates educational activities in information assurance across the campus of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and is a member of the Information Trust Institute. UIUC offers many courses and research opportunities in information assurance at the undergraduate and graduate levels, including distance learning, short courses, M.S.s, and Ph.Ds. Our courses are matched to the Committee on National Security Systems (CNSS) Training Standards.
The Center for Information Assurance Education and Research has been the driving force behind the effort that resulted in the designation of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign as a Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance Education by the National Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance Education (CAEIAE) Program, an outreach program initially designed and operated by the National Security Agency (NSA) in the spirit of Presidential Decision Directive 63, National Policy on Critical Infrastructure Protection, May 1998. The goal of the program is to reduce vulnerability in our national information infrastructure by promoting higher education in information assurance (IA), and producing a growing number of professionals with IA expertise in various disciplines. The NSA IA Center was also instrumental in the University of Illinois's subsequent designation as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance Research (CAE-R) by the NSA.
For more information, contact director Roy Campbell at rhciti [dot] illinois [dot] edu.
Recent and Upcoming IA Events On and Near Campus
The Information Trust Institute (ITI) at Illinois has sponsored a number of information assurance events (summarized on the ITI Special Events page), including:
In addition, ITI sponsors the following recurring seminars:
ITI hosted the Midwest Regional Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition regional in Urbana in spring 2006; working with CSSIA we hosted on-site around eight teams from around the midwest.
The CS department sponsors a weekly reading group (CS 591 rhc) where interested members of the Information Assurance community at Illinois meet to read and discuss papers on breaking issues in computer security.