Information technology (IT) is the foundation of all modern science and technology. However, businesses, government entities, and private citizens are constantly attacked by cybercriminals, and the importance of cyber defense is growing. Our Information Assurance (IA) program emphasizes research and education in the broad issues of developing trustworthy information systems and helps answer the cybersecurity workforce shortage.
Information Assurance Concentration Area in Computer Science
Students who complete either the BS or the BA program in Computer Science may also pursue the Information Assurance concentration area by completing the following courses:
The cybersecurity lab is equipped with 16 Dell workstations that are loaded with cyberattacks and defense tools. This lab offers an environment for students to learn and practice the necessary skills for cybersecurity in an isolated setting. The lab gives the students a hands-on experience in performing and detecting cyberattacks, and learning defense technologies. Through the hands-on exercises, students can understand the vulnerabilities of operating systems and applications, common attack methods through demonstrations and lab projects, and learn how to protect their computer systems.