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Information Assurance Program at UNM Anderson

UNM Re-designated as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Education and Research through 2022.

Dr. Steve Burd (center) receives CAE certificates in Huntsville, Alabama. The National Security Agency and the Department of Homeland Security have designated The University of New Mexico as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Education (CAE-CDE) and Research (CAE-R) through academic year 2022. Dr. Steve Burd received UNM's certificates during the National Cyber Security Summit in Huntsville, Alabama in June.

About the Information Assurance Program

Anderson faculty members have developed a program that is unique in the country, if not the world, with the following characteristics and benefits to students:

  • An AACSB accredited program with an emphasis in the management of information security, fraud and forensic accounting and an interdisciplinary focus on behavioral problems in protecting information.
  • A designation from the National Security Agency (NSA) and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) as a center of academic excellence in IA education and research that ensures to our students, peers and community that the program meets "the criteria which are designed to measure and recognize the depth and maturity of Information Assurance (IA) academic programs, and to stimulate the development of broad-ranging IA programs in order to meet the varying needs of the student population, including work force professionals, as well as the employment needs of government and industry".
  • A partnership with the FBI and its Regional Computer Forensics Lab (RCFL), housed at UNM, through training, and student internships and co-ops.
  • A partnership with the Department of Energy's first satellite office for the Center for Cyber Defenders through Sandia National Laboratories.
  • The Metro Law Enforcement Internship program designed for students to work with local white collar crime units.

For more information, visit http://msisa.mgt.unm.edu/