IUP will present several speakers, including representatives from the FBI and the National Security Agency and cybersecurity specialists, during Information Assurance Day on November 10, 2011.
This fourth annual event is free and open to the community. All presentations will take place in the Hadley Union Building Delaware Room.
Information assurance blends the disciplines of criminology and computer science and addresses the issues of information operations that protect and defend information and information systems by ensuring availability, integrity, authentication, confidentiality, and non-repudiation.
Rose Shumba, a professor in the Computer Science Department, is the director of IUP’s Institute for Information Assurance.
IUP is one of only seven institutions in Pennsylvania and fewer than one hundred universities in the nation selected as a national Center for Academic Excellence in Information Assurance Education by the National Security Agency and the Department of Homeland Security. IUP was one of the first universities in the nation to integrate the disciplines of criminology and computer science to support an academic program in information assurance.
The program opens at 8:40 a.m. with welcome remarks by Deanne Snavely, dean of the College of Natural Science and Mathematics.
Presentations are as follows:
For more information about Information Assurance Day or information assurance at IUP, contact Shumba at firstname.lastname@example.org or 724-357-3166.