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The Institute for Information Assurance is an interdisciplinary institute that will promote and encourage information assurance, both on campus and off, through teaching, research and service activities that will enhance people's knowledge of this important field. Information Assurance is broadly defined to include cybersecurity, cyberforensics, data quality, data completeness, data accuracy, privacy and other issues related to the storage, transmission and sharing of data and other information. The Institute will involve faculty and students from the Colleges of Business, Health and Human Services, and Natural Sciences and Mathematics in dissemination of knowledge, research and service projects in the general area of information assurance. The Institute will affiliate itself with faculty and students at other institutions such as Community and other four-year Colleges to share resources and information in this field and promote the concept and practice of insuring the security and integrity of information.

The Institute for Information Assurance strives to establish leadership in information assurance and cybersecurity by contributing to the Homeland Defense initiative. IUP does this by

  • Producing graduates in Information Assurance.
  • Providing a "Training the Trainer" sessions through summer faculty workshops in cybersecurity and information assurance.
  • Partnering with other Centers of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance to bolster the national program in information assurance.
  • Collaborating with companies in Western Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Ohio, and surrounding areas engaged in security research.
  • Providing internship opportunities for students to gain hands on experience as they work with faculty research projects or community projects.
  • Increasing awareness in security and encourage local companies to participate in security by arranging distinguished visitor seminars, sponsoring colloquia, conferences and workshops in the area of information assurance and cybersecurity.
  • Institute for Information Assurance
  • 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.