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:
Information Assurance Capacity Building Program (IACBP)