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Idaho State University

National Information Assurance Training and Education Center

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Literacy, Awareness, Training and Education

NIATEC is a consortium of academic, industry, and government organizations to help improve the literacy, awareness, training, and education standards in Information Assurance.

As the federally designated cornerstone for essential education and training components of a strong Information Assurance initiative, the mission is to establish an effective Information Assurance infrastructure for academic, industry, and government organizations.

NIATEC is associated with the Idaho State University Center of Academic Excellence. The Centers of Academic Excellence and NIATEC are components of a plan to establish a federal cyber-corps to defend against cyber-based disruption and attacks. The key to building such a cyber-corps is the implementation of robust graduate and undergraduate curricula in Information Assurance.

Idaho State University was designated as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance Education by the National Security Agency. It has been recognized for a significant contribution in meeting the national demand in Information Assurance education. It serves to develop professionals with information assurance expertise in various disciplines and ultimately contributes to the protection of the national information infrastructure.

The NIATEC has been active in helping develop the training standards associated with both the National Institute of Standards Publication 800-16 and the National Security Telecommunications and Information Systems Security Committee (NSTISSC) [redesignated Committee on National Security Systems(CNSS)] 4011, 4012, 4013, 4014, 4015, and 4016 documents.

Idaho State University is a founding and sponsoring member of the Colloquium for Information Systems Security Education. We subscribe to and support the (ISC)2 code of ethics. The Information Security Library is maintained by The Center for Decision Support at Idaho State University. The words and definitions contained in the glossary are taken from numerous sources.

Dr. Corey D. Schou directs the NIATEC.