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CyLab and INI Boost Information Assurance Education with Ninth IACBP

posted by Richard Power
August 1, 2011

The ninth edition of the Information Assurance Capacity Building Program (IACBP), hosted Carnegie Mellon University CyLab and the Information Networking Institute (INI), and funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF) was held on the Pittsburgh campus, July 10-July 21, 2011.

The IACBP is a dynamic, ongoing program designed to educate tomorrow’s information security leaders and faculty.

This year, eight scholars participated in the program for the first time, and five scholars from the 2010 program returned to report on their activities and share in the community.  Participants teach at colleges and universities from Kentucky, California, New York, Alabama, West Virginia, Texas, Virginia and Puerto Rico

One week of the program focused on Fundamentals of Information Assurance, and the other focused on Cyber Forensics. Numerous faculty members from CyLab and INI, including Virgil Gligor, Adrian Perrig, Nicolas Christin, David Brumley, Lujo Bauer, Collin Jackson, Patrick Tague, as well as CERT specialists, including - Chris May, Rich Nolan, Rich Caralli and Randy Trzeciak, led sessions ranging from Software Security, Teaching Strategies to Defense In-Depth Components: Foundations of Cyber Law, Incident Response and Cyber Forensics.

Dena Haritos Tsamitis, Director of Education, Training and Outreach for CyLab and Director of INI remarks on the IACB program's growth and impact. 

"The IACBP has gained momentum over the years. The fellows at minority-serving institutions across the nation are supporting and encouraging each other, resulting in more programs available to students, higher quality programs and more students choosing to study information assurance. The INI is now receiving applications for our master's programs from students who graduated from participating IACBP colleges and universities, so we're seeing our efforts come full circle."

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