Information Assurance Capacity Building Program

Time: July 11, 2011 - 8:00 AM - July 22, 2011 - 12:00 PM

Location: Information Networking Institute, Carnegie Mellon University


The Information Assurance Capacity Building Program (IACBP) is an intensive, in-residence summer program for faculty to help build Information Assurance (IA) education and research capacity at colleges and universities designated as Minority Serving Institutions (MSI) - including, Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) and Hispanic Serving Institutions (HSIs).

The 2011 session takes place July 11 - July 22, 2011 at the Information Networking Institute and other laboratories and classrooms at Carnegie Mellon University.

The IACBP pursues the following objectives:

  • To build new capacity or expand existing capacity to offer IA courses and programs at MSIs seeking or having recently attained NSA designation as Centers of Academic Excellence (CAE) in IA Education;
  • To expand the research opportunities in IA; and
  • To help build expertise in Cyber Forensics Science.

As a two-year workshop, the fellowship program gives a two-week session during the first year that presents IA theory and practice, and then gives a three-day follow-up session during the second year, where fellows present their initial outcomes and results to their peers.

The IACBP has produced tremendous results, ranging from the creation of new courses, certifications and degree programs to the development of grant proposals and publications.

Faculty from MSIs who are interested in participating in the IACBP can refer to the Call for Applications for instructions on applying. The deadline for applications is April 15, 2011.

This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant No. 0830879.

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