The goal of the CAE IA/CD program is to reduce vulnerability in our national information infrastructure by promoting higher education and research in Information Assurance/Cyber Defense (IA/CD) and to produce a growing number of professionals with expertise in IA/CD disciplines. This program will contribute significantly to the advancement of state-of-the-art IA/CD knowledge and practice.


The vision of the CAE IA/CD Program is to:

  1. Provide programs that commit to excellence in the field of Information Assurance and Cyber Defense education at the graduate and undergraduate levels.
  2. Provide the Nation with a pipeline of qualified students poised to become IA/CD professionals.
  3. Continuously improve the quality of IA/CD programs, curriculum, faculty, students and other institutions.
  4. Emphasize faculty efforts in improving IA/CD scholarship, professional development and instructional capabilities.
  5. Foster and encourage further development of strong IA/CD focused education and research depth at U.S. institutions.

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