Carnegie Mellon University

The INI is committed to meeting the nation's demand for cybersecurity professionals.

Carnegie Mellon University, through the INI and Carnegie Mellon CyLab, has been designated as a National Center of Academic Excellence in:

Information Assurance/Cyber Defense Education (CAE-IA/CD)
Information Assurance/Cyber Defense Research (CAE-R)

Through these CAE designations, Carnegie Mellon participates in programs designed to increase and strengthen the cache of federal information assurance professionals that protect the nation's critical infrastructures and national defense.

INI Director Dena Haritos Tsamitis is the principal investigator for three programs:

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Scholarship for Service (SFS)

Since 2001, $25.8 million in funding and 211 graduates. 

Department of Defense Information Assurance Scholarship Program (IASP)

Since 2010, $1.5 million in funding and 5 graduates. 

Information Assurance Capacity Building Program (IACBP)

Ninety-one faculty from 48 institutions attended this intensive summer program to help build information assurance education and research capacity at minority-serving colleges and universities. 

INSuRE (Information Security Research and Education)

Through it CAE-R designation, Carnegie Mellon participates in the multi-university INSuRE program. 

  • Students engage in interdisciplinary, distributed-team research on tasks in the national information security domain
  • Professor Patrick Tague teaches the project-based research class, "INSuRE Cybersecurity Research"
  • Interested in mentoring students or sponsoring a project? Contact Professor Tague