FAU awarded National Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance Research
Author: Jessica Aptman
Release Date: May 31, 2012
BOCA RATON, FL (June 4, 2012)
Florida Atlantic University’s College of Business is proud to announce that The National Security Agency and the Department of Homeland Security have designated Florida Atlantic University as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance Research (CAE-R) for academic years 2012 through 2017. Certificates will be presented during a lunch at the 16th Annual Conference of the Colloquium for Information Systems Security Education on 11 June 2012. The Colloquium will be held at the Royal Plaza in Lake Buena Vista, Florida.
The Presidents’ National Strategy to Secure Cyberspace, 14 February 2003 and the International Strategy for Cyberspace, May 2011, addresses the critical shortage of professionals with these skills and highlights the importance of higher education as a solution to defending America’s cyberspace. The college’s Information Technology and Operations Management (ITOM) department is a founding and key member of the Cyber Security Center. The Center is an umbrella center of various FAU departments that conduct research in cyber security and that received the highest certifications in both curriculum and research.
“As companies today move to create new technology solutions that support the massive changes being driven by mobile device adoption and cloud computing, it is essential that college graduates hoping to work in information technology are well equipped to understand the many security challenges resulting from this rapid industry shift, said Paul Martine, Chief Information Officer at Citrix and Advisory Board Member, Department of Information Technology and Operations at Florida Atlantic University.
“Over the years, Citrix has hired a number of students from Florida Atlantic University and consulted with its faculty, says Martine.” “We are very pleased that FAU has been designated as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance Research. It is a well-deserved recognition of the high ideals the university sets for its graduates. I am confident that FAU will continue to shape students who are well educated in the real-world issues we face today in the technology industry.”
For more information about FAU’s ITOM department and programs contact Tamara Dinev at 561-297-3181 or visit www.business.fau.ed/ITOM