Level Information Assurance Subject Matter Experts from the
Committee of National Security Systems and the National Security
Agency reviewed the courseware offered by the Information
Technology Department and determined that it meets the National
Training Standard for: Information Systems Security (INFOSEC)
Professionals, NSTISSI No. 4011, and System Administrators (SA),
CNSSI No. 4013E
Center for Systems Security and Information Assurance
(CSSIA) established the first comprehensive
Information Technology Security and Data Assurance
Center in the Midwest. This center collects,
categorizes, adapts, enhances, standardizes and
evaluates curriculum and offers training programs to
community college and university faculty, secondary
school faculty and students across the region.
CSSIA established the following goals:
Develop and implement an Associate in Applied
Science (A.A.S.) degree and certificate in IT
Security and Data Assurance.
Develop and implement an IT Security and Data
Assurance concentration within the Computer
Science/Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree.
Establish a system of interconnected security
networks to provide instruction in IT Security and
Data Assurance technologies.
Conduct train the trainer (T-T-T) summer workshops
and provide externship opportunities for faculty from regional community colleges and four-year
Establish a multilevel-level internship program for
students in IT Security and Data Assurance A.A.S.
and B.S. degree programs.
Develop and implement a comprehensive outreach and
support program to increase the number of students
from underrepresented groups in IT professions.