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Go Deeper Into Cybersecurity and the Tech Side of Crime

Students may minor in information assurance through a collaborative program with the IUP Computer Science Department.

The Information Assurance program at Indiana University of Pennsylvania strives to develop students into leaders in the information assurance 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 cybersecurity 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 cybersecurity for local companies.

The Institute for Information Assurance 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 information assurance may be eligible for the Cyber Catch Scholarship.


Dr. Jennifer Gossett

Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice
Wilson Hall, Room 200
411 North Walk
Indiana, PA 15705

Dr. William Oblitey

Computer Science Department
Stright Hall, Room 319
210 South 10th Street
Indiana, PA 15705

  • Criminology and Criminal Justice Department
  • Wilson Hall, Room 200
    411 North Walk
    Indiana, PA 15705
  • Phone: 724-357-2720
  • Fax: 724-357-4018
  • Office Hours
  • Monday through Friday
  • 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
  • 1:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.