Professors Attend the Sixth Information Assurance Program

July 09, 2007

Carnegie Mellon CyLab and the INI welcome ten professors from other colleges to attend the Information Assurance Capacity Building Program (IACBP). During the month-long program, faculty and presenters at Carnegie Mellon work with the professors to develop new curriculum on information assurance. The professors gain new knowledge and material to be taught at their own colleges, which are historically minority-serving schools.

The IACBP educates participants on current theories of information assurance and provides hands-on opportunities. Industry partner Cisco provides a one-week workshop about network security.

This year's program is the sixth occurrence of the IACBP. Over the years, past participants in the program have initiated new courses, integrated new coursework into existing courses, and made plans for new degree programs. The IACBP has also inspired a number of new research projects, publications, and collaborations involving many other faculty, students, and schools.

The IACBP is supported by a grant from the National Science Foundation and includes a newly formed collaboration with San José State University. Dena Haritos Tsamitis, Director of INI and Director of Education, Training, and Outreach for CyLab, is the program's principal investigator (PI). Co-PIs include Don McGillen and Carol Sledge of Carnegie Mellon, and Sigurd Meldal of San José State University.