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The Information Assurance and Cyber Security Center at Hampton University (IAC@HU), housed within the Department of Computer Science in the School of Science, is a multidisciplinary center devoted to Information Assurance and Cyber Security Education, Research, and Training. The center provides program and curriculum development, workshops, multidisciplinary research opportunities, outreach to other HBCU/MI’s and Community Colleges, and access to cyber security research resources. Through the departmental computer literacy program, which services students across disciplines at Hampton University, the IAC@HU provides cyber security awareness throughout the University. As part of the Center, the Information Assurance and Cyber Security lab, located in the Wilmar Harper Horne Science & Technology Hall, provides an isolated networked computer environment suitable for information assurance and cyber security education, research, and training.

The IAC@HU is designated as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Education (CAE/CDE) by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and National Security Agency (NSA) through 2021 for the following majors offered within the Department of Computer Science: Computer Science (CSC), Computer Information Systems (CIS), and newly added Cyber Security – Computer Science track (CYS) as of Spring 2017.

Under the new process of the National Centers of Academic Excellence in Cybersecurity (CAE-C), the validated Program of Study is the BS in Cyber Security – Computer Science Track.

Goals

The goals of the IAC@HU include:

Providing students with educational opportunities in Information Assurance and Cyber Security.
Providing an Information Assurance and Cyber Security research environment for faculty, staff, and students.
Providing Information Assurance and Cyber Security resources not only within the University, but also to the local community, including law enforcement, government, business, and the public.
Providing opportunities for enriching information assurance and cyber security education across the curriculum.