Indiana Higher Ed Offers Wealth of Cyber Programs and Research

Purdue and Indiana University have become hubs of education, degrees and research relating to cybersecurity.

by The Tribune-Star, Terre Haute, Ind. / June 26, 2017 0

(TNS) -- In the field of cyber security, Purdue and Indiana universities offer academic programs and research centers.


At Purdue

Purdue has the Center for Education and Research in Information Assurance and Security, a center for research and education in areas of information security. Its work primarily focuses on six research areas: policy, law and management; human centric security (topics such as online trust, e-commerce, online news, etc.); end system security (tools and methods to make systems more resistant to attacks and failures); network security; prevention, detection and response: and assured identity and privacy.

The Cyberforensics laboratory specializes in applied and basic research, providing education and training and also providing investigative support to law-enforcement agencies.

Purdue Polytechnic Institute’s Computer and Information Technology program offers a field of study that allows students to gain expertise in designing, building, managing and investigating IT systems and infrastructures while analyzing security risks and vulnerabilities.

Purdue annually hosts the Dawn or Doom Conference on technology, which includes cybersecurity. Now in its fourth year, Dawn or Doom enables open-minded and thoughtful consideration of the potential risks and rewards posed by rapid, disruptive and seemingly continuous technological change that may be moving faster than our ability to understand it. Since it began in 2014, Dawn or Doom has annually brought together experts on topics ranging from surveillance drones and living on Mars to genetically modified foods and genetically personalized medicine. This year’s conference is coming up in late September.

In December 2016, Purdue announced that it is opening a new Institute for Global Security and Defense Innovation in Discovery Park.

At Indiana University

This fall, I.U. will offer a master of science in cybersecurity risk management.

The degree — being delivered in a hybrid online format — draws on faculty from IU’s Kelley School of Business, Maurer School of Law and School of Informatics and Computing. It will offer practical approaches to addressing policy, legal and ethical cybersecurity questions increasingly faced by leaders across a range of fields.

Also there are cybersecurity tracks for master’s and doctoral degrees in the School of Informatics and Computing.

There is a cybersecurity management certificate program in the Kelley School of Business:

Research programs include:

•An NSF-funded Cybersecurity Center of Excellence that includes IU, Pittsburgh and Wisconsin:

•The Center for Applied Cybersecurity Research, which includes experts from computing, law and business:

•The Program on Cybersecurity and Internet Governance in the Ostrom Workshop:

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