About the Information Assurance Center
Information systems through various types of networks have been indispensable for modern societies in the information age.
In order to use and process information with great confidence, both the information systems and networks as well as the
information must be trustworthy. To achieve this objective, users need not only dependable and secure information systems and networks, but also effective mechanisms to ensure the integrity and quality of the information.
The Information Assurance Center is a university-wide center based in the School of Computing, Informatics, and Decision
System Engineering of Ira A. Fulton School of Engineering at ASU, with faculty participants from Arts and sciences, Buisiness, Engineering, Public Policy, Technology and Innovation. Our center emphasizes on research and education in the incresingly important multi-disiplinary fields, including subjects ranging from science and engineering to management, public policy and social sciences. Our IA center also focuses on both the research and educational activities to address the broad issues of developing trustworthy information systems (TIS) and ensuring the quality of information being stored, processed and transmitted by information systems and networks. The Center is also actively engaged in technology transfer and continuing education for industry as well as assisting IA educational activities in community and minority colleges.
For more information on educational activities of the Center, see the Education page. For more information on research activities of the Center, see the Research page.
The Center has been certified as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance/Cyberdefence (CAE IA/CD) and as National Center
of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance – Research (CAE-R) by the National Security Agency & the Department of Homeland Security under the
upgraded criteria for the period 2014-2021.
The Center also closely collaborates with the Center for Emergency Management and Homeland Security (CEMHS) in the ASU College of Public Programs to explore
best practices and solutions in information assurance.