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About the Information Assurance Program

Arch Winter 11409D12The 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.

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

The University

Founded in 1875, IUP is a vibrant, comprehensive, research-based, teaching-focused, student-centered learning community that goes beyond what one would expect from a state school. Find out more about IUP.


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

Dr. Jennifer Gossett
Department of Criminology
Wilson Hall, Room 200
411 North Walk
Indiana, PA 15705

  • Institute for Cyber Security
  • Stright Hall, Room 319
    210 South Tenth Street
    Indiana, PA 15705
  • Phone: 724-357-2524
  • Fax: 724-357-2724
  • Office Hours
  • Monday through Friday
  • 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
  • 1:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.