Department of Energy $573,000
Department of Defense ISSP --
NSF CyberCorps: SFS $397,000
IA students to participate in NSBE conference (3/27 - 3/31)
This conference will be held in Indianapolis, Indiana. (For information about the conference use the following link: http://www.nsbe.org/Convention/Convention/Overview.aspx)
IA students to participate in Dominion Enterprises Hackathon (March 22, 2013 & March 23, 2013)
The competition will be held at the Dominion Enterprises office building located in Downtown Norfolk.
IA students to participate in ARTSI 2013 Robotics Competition and Conference (March 21, 2013 & March 23, 2013)
The conference and competition will be held at Morgan State University in Baltimore, MD. (For more information about the conference and competition use the following link: http://artsialliance.org/)
Jesse Varsalone Ethical Hacking Workshop (January 26, 2013 & January 27, 2013)
Mr. Varsalone gave a two-day workshop on may different ethical hacking techniques and tools.
Jesse Varsalone tech talk (January 25, 2013)
Mr. Varsalone attended the IA centers weekly Seminar
CyberCorps Job Fair (January 9-11, 2013)
The CyberCorps: SFS scholars traveled to Arlington, VA to attend the CyberCorps Symposium and Job fair.
Sandia Visit (December 17-21, 2012)
IA Faculty and Students attended the a Visit to the Sandia National Laboratory
Education and Outreach Goals and Accomplishments
Major educational outreach activities included curriculum development, mentoring of other institutions, outreach to the community, establishing partnerships, and promotional activities for NSU information assurance activities. NSU students have benefited from research, internship and scholarship opportunities sponsored by the project. Accomplishments to date are presented below.
• Information Assurance Certificate Programs
The two Graduate Certificate Programs: Information Assurance System Manager (corresponding to national training standards NSTISSI No. 4012) and Information Systems Security Professional (corresponding to national training standards NSTISSI No. 4011), developed during 2010 have been approved by the Norfolk State University Curriculum Committee and the first batch of certificates will be issued to recipients in Fall 2011.
We are currently developing corresponding undergraduate certificates which will be submitted for university approval in Fall 2011.
Information Assurance Professional Science Masters Degree
We are continuing our efforts towards the development of an Information Assurance Professional Science Master’s (PSM) degree. The curriculum is being drafted and additional partnerships with industry are being solicited. In support of the PSM degree, one faculty member, Dr. Aftab Ahmad, was supported by funds from the grant to obtain the Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH) professional certification. In the upcoming academic year, several more faculty will be trained to obtain other industry mandated certifications. These faculty will in turn prepare PSM graduates for these certifications, thereby allowing them to be eligible for immediate employment with organizations who make these certifications a requirement for employment.
A member of the IA-REDI team, Tonya Fields, attended The National Professional Science Master’s Association (NPSMA) Conference held in Atlanta GA from Nov 17-19, 2010 in Atlanta Georgia. The conference provided workshops and short sessions on various topics relating to enhancing existing PSMs as well as information “best practices” in creating new PSM programs. The conference panel breakout session “Creating Alliances and Securing Projects from industry” provided excellent insight that will directly benefit us as we continue to develop our Information Assurance PSM degree.