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The mission of the Norfolk State University Information Research, Education and Development Institute (IAREDI) is to  

  • Maintain cybersecurity curricula which are current, applicable to industry and which meet the content and excellence standards set forth by the National Security Agency (NSA)  
  • Ensure professional cybersecurity competency development among students and faculty,  
  • Contribute to the community through community cybersecurity awareness, K-12 cybersecurity introduction and support and provide resources and services o the CAE community   
  • Integrates cybersecurity practice within the institution across academic disciplines both STEM and non-STEM and provide cybersecurity synergy through this diversity of cybersecurity programs  
  • Actively engages in solutions to challenges facing cybersecurity education with regard to content being taught, pedagogy, preparation for the cybersecurity workforce and providing cybersecurity education access to currently underserved populations.