Information Assurance and Cyber Security Center

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.  


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.

The Center’s Point of ContactDr. Chutima Boonthum-Denecke