What is Information Assurance?

What is Information Assurance?

Information assurance (IA, InfAs) is the practice of managing information-related risks. More specifically, IA practitioners seek to protect and defend information and information systems by ensuring confidentiality, integrity, authentication, availability, and non-repudiation. These goals are relevant whether the information are in storage, processing, or transit, and whether threatened by malice or accident. In other words, IA is the process of ensuring that authorized users have access to authorized information at the authorized time.

What is the Information Assurance Center?

The ISU Information Assurance Center is a university research center dedicated to administering graduate degrees, undergraduate student groups and events, and research facilities in information assurance. It was one of the original 7 NSA-certified centers of academic excellence in information assurance education.

Mission of the Information Assurance Center

The Iowa State University Information Assurance Center strives to be the preeminent academic leader in information assurance. With an emphasis on national, collaborative efforts in computer security research, education and outreach, the center is helping to address the national concern for producing more Information Assurance professionals and for advancing the state of the art.