College of Business Graduate Information Assurance Certification Program receives National Security Agency Certification

May 6, 2009 | General News

The College of Business’ Graduate Certification Program in Information Assurance received recognition for meeting the National training Standard for Information Systems Security Professionals 4011 from the National Security Agency’s Committee on National Systems Security.

The University will receive its 4011 certificate during the Awards Ceremony Dinner, at the 13th Colloquium for Information Systems Security Education (CISSE) on June 3.

The Louisiana Board of Regents approved the Information Assurance Graduate Certificate Program in January 2008. The College of Business developed courses in Introduction to Information Assurance, Computer Forensics and Incidence Response, Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity and Information Systems Assurance Risk Analysis.

The four courses are a concentration in the Louisiana Tech MBA Program and represent the Graduate Certificate in Information Assurance. The MBA and Graduate Certificate in Information Assurance courses are currently being taught at both the Ruston Campus and Barksdale Air Force Base.

“We are excited about achieving the 4011 certification but even more excited about creating a complete set of credentials including all of the NSA certifications and becoming a NSA Information Center of Excellence for academics and research in the near future at Louisiana Tech,” said Tom Roberts, the Director of the Center for Information Assurance. “While, this is a College of Business effort, Tech has so many cyber related activities ongoing that it is exciting to be with the Center for Information Assurance, Center for Secure Cyberspace, Computer Science, the College of Engineering and the University.”

Written by Brian Miller