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Information Assurance Program earns certification

(May 21, 2004)--The UTSA College of Business information assurance program recently received three security certifications from the Information Assurance Courseware Evaluation Review Committee. Glenn Dietrich, chairman of the Department of Information Systems, received the award during a ceremony in April at the Committee on National Security Systems (CNSS) annual conference in Norfolk, Virginia.

Certification ensures compliance with national standards for information assurance education and training as required by the CNSS. UTSA's program is one of only five schools in Texas certified and the only institution in the South Texas region.

Pictured are (from left) Sherry Borror and Daniel Wolf from the National Security Agency, Information Systems Department Chairman Glenn Dietrich and Mayor Ed Garza.

The college offers an infrastructure assurance concentration as part of the master of science degree in information technology and a bachelor of business administration degree in infrastructure assurance.

Students selecting this degree field will develop special expertise in the computer and information security arena. Receiving hands-on training, they will learn how to protect and defend information systems by ensuring their availability, integrity, authentication and confidentiality.

The College of Business infrastructure assurance program was named a Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance Education by the National Security Agency. This designation has been granted to only 60 programs in the nation and demonstrates a commitment to academic excellence in information assurance education.

"The review committee noted that our information assurance curriculum was well rounded," said Glenn Dietrich, chairman of the Department of Information Systems. "Our program continues to train some of the brightest individuals in the industry."

--Wendy Frost

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