Cyber Security Minor

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    Go Deeper Into Cybersecurity and the Tech Side of Crime

    Students may minor in cyber security through a collaborative program with the IUP Computer Science Department.

    The Cyber Security program at Indiana University of Pennsylvania strives to develop students into leaders in the cyber security field.

    The program provides opportunities for students to gain hands-on experience as they work on faculty research projects or community projects. It also provides “training the trainer” sessions through summer faculty workshops in cyber security and information assurance.

    National Security Agency (NSA) Center for Academic Excellence

    IUP is a National Security Agency (NSA) Center for Academic Excellence in information assurance education. Partnerships with companies in Western Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Ohio, and surrounding areas further engage students in security research. The program actively promotes security awareness and arranges numerous continuing education opportunities in information assurance and cyber security for local companies.

    The Institute for Cyber Security coordinates efforts to provide students with opportunities to be involved in collaborative research, presentations, and workshops in information assurance.

    A second objective of the institute is to assist students in job placement and career planning. Because IUP is a Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance, students will have a number of unique opportunities for employment and internships. Such efforts will be coordinated from the institute.

    Students minoring in cyber security may be eligible for the Cyber Catch Scholarship.

    Contacts:

    Dr. Jennifer Gossett

    Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice
    Wilson Hall, Room 200
    411 North Walk
    Indiana, PA 15705
    724-357-5608
    jgossett@iup.edu

    Dr. William Oblitey

    Computer Science Department
    Stright Hall, Room 319
    210 South 10th Street
    Indiana, PA 15705
    724-357-2524
    oblitey@iup.edu