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Cyber Security Resources

The National Centers of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance Education (CAEIAE) Program is an outreach program designed and operated initially by the National Security Agency (NSA) in the spirit of Presidential Decision Directive 63, National Policy on Critical Infrastructure Protection, May 1998. The NSA and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) in support of the President’s National Strategy to Secure Cyberspace, February 2003, now jointly sponsor the program. The goal of the program is to reduce vulnerability in our national information infrastructure by promoting higher education in information assurance (IA), and producing a growing number of professionals with IA expertise in various disciplines. CSIAC partners with the NSA Centers of Excellence to gather information on cutting edge IA technologies discovered and developed by the research community. CSIAC leverages the findings of these centers to further the IA community as a whole.

  • Peter Kiewit Institute
    The Peter Kiewit Institute is shaped by the dynamic alliance of education and industry. The Institute’s mission is to fuel collaborations and fire the imagination of faculty, students and business alike. In so doing, the Institute offers exceptional career opportunities for students and provides the business community with a growing labor pool of skilled professionals.
  • The SANS Institute
    The SANS (System Administration, Networking, and Security) Institute is a cooperative research and education organization through which more than 96,000 system administrators, security professionals, and network administrators share the lessons they are learning and find solutions for challenges they face. SANS was founded in 1989.
  • Computer Operations, Audit, and Security Technology (COAST)
    Subsumed by The Center for Education and Research in Information Assurance and Security (CERIAS) in 1999, COAST was a multiple project computer security research laboratory in Purdue’s computer science department.
    Like CERIAS, COAST functioned with close ties to researchers and engineers in major companies and government agencies. COAST’s research focused on real-world needs and limitations, with a special focus on security for legacy computing systems.
  • CERT Program
    In a world in which the threat of cyber attacks is contained but not eliminated, and where threats from unknown sources are dynamic and constantly changing, the CERT Program mission is to identify, research, develop and mature, and broadly transition new technologies, system development practices, and system management practices that enable informed trust and confidence in using information and communication technology.
  • The Computer Security Institute
    An international membership organization offering training specifically targeted to information security professionals.
  • The Institute for Security Technology Studies (ISTS)
    ISTS at Dartmouth College is dedicated to pursuing interdisciplinary research and education for cyber security and emergency response technology.
  • National Security Agency Science of Security Initiative
    The National Security Agency Research Directorate sponsors the Science of Security Initiative to promote foundational cybersecurity science that is needed to mature the cybersecurity discipline and to underpin advances in cyberdefense. The SoS initiative works in several ways. 1) Engage the academic community for foundational research, 2) Promote rigorous scientific principles, and 3) grow the SoS community. The SoS Virtual Organization is the SoS’s initiative online home. More information about the NSA SoS Initiative Efforts.