Information Assurance Education and Research Center

Exploring security, assuring information safety

There is an acute shortage of information assurance professionals in an industry challenged with an evolving threat to digital security. At the Information Assurance Education and Research Center, our commitment is to address that shortage and contribute to building a strong workforce in a field that is crucial to keeping cyberspace secure.
The Center focuses on education, research, and partnerships with academia, industry, and government. Our academic programs empower students with the knowledge they need to make a difference. Our faculty works in innovative research projects that help discover new ways to combat cyber attacks. Through partnerships, we strive to maintain a shared knowledge base that benefits the industry as a whole. 
Academic Programs
Pace provides an environment for education and training in information security and encourages the practice of security throughout the Pace community. 

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We have several programs with an information assurance focus. Our programs are taught at the graduate, undergraduate, and certificate levels, offered by the Seidenberg School of Computer Science and Information Systems and the Dyson College of Arts and Sciences.
Over 25 full-time Pace faculty, most of whom reside in the Seidenberg School, teach or conduct research in information assurance. Research areas include: biometrics, information security management, web security, computer forensics, information technology auditing, intrusion detection, national security, information assurance education, and privacy.
Pace University’s faculty members bring a wealth of expertise to the realm of information assurance. Possessing a diverse knowledge in computer science, information technology, information assurance, and cybersecurity, our faculty provides insightful teaching and engaging research opportunities for students.
Pace University encourages partnership and collaboration amongst its information assurance related ventures. Faculty members have developed partnerships with myriad institutes and organizations, from colleges and universities through corporate and government entities. Examples of collaborations forged at the Center include Pace Cybersecurity Academic Partnership (PCAP), University College Dublin, National Defense University iCollege, Department of Defense, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and the New York Police Department, High Technology Crimes Investigation Association (HTCIA), IBM, and Microsoft.
Pace University students are eligible for scholarships through the Department of Defense and the National Science Foundation. For those interested in studying information assurance and working for the local, state or federal government, Pace University has the right opportunity for you. Seidenberg graduates, and undergraduates majoring in computer science, information systems, information technology, mathematics, criminal justice or accounting are welcome to apply. .

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Academic Excellence in Information Assurance Education


The Information Assurance Courseware Evaluation (IACE) Review Committee has certified that Pace University courseware maps 100% to the Committee on National Security Systems (CNSS ) National Training Standards for Information Systems Security (INFOSEC) Professionals, NSTISSI No. 4011 and for System Administrators (SA), CNSSI No. 4013 Entry Level . The IACE Program provides consistency in training and education for the information assurance skills that are critical to our nation. Pace's certification will be valid through June 2017.