Center for Information Assurance and Security

Contact Us

Dr. Jun Dai
Director, CIAS
jun.dai@csus.edu 
(916) 278-5163

The Center for Information Assurance and Security is housed within the College of Engineering and Computer Science at California State University, Sacramento.

Mission Statement

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The mission of the center is to advance knowledge of information assurance and security practices through:

  • Education, training, and awareness programs in information assurance and security issues and practices.
  • Applied research in information assurance and security.
  • Developing interdisciplinary programs in information assurance and security.
  • Outreach programs to assist our community, including community colleges, K-12 schools, industry, and government in information assurance and security issues.
  • Forming collaboration with other education, research, industry, and government institutions as partners.

Special Announcement

The College of Engineering and Computer Science's Center for Information Assurance and Security (CIAS) is a designated National Center of Academic Excellence (CAE) in Information Assurance Education. This designation is jointly sponsored by the National Security Agency (NSA) and Department of Homeland Security (DHS) in the spirit of Presidential Decision Directive 63. To receive the designation, the center had to meet stringent criteria in regards to the curriculum, faculty, research, and demonstrate an institution-wide commitment to information assurance practices and education. Click here to see NSA/DHS national CAE in Cyber Defense designated institutions, including California State University, Sacramento.

Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition (CCDC)

CCDC is the largest college-level cyber defense competition in the United States. CSUS participated in the Western Regional Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition (WRCCDC) 2018.

Research in Information Assurance

The Center for Information Assurance and Security is deeply involved in numerous security or privacy research and education projects, such as network & distributed system security, intrusion detection, vulnerability analysis, access control, efficient and provably secure symmetric cryptography, secure programming, social computing, cloud computing, cyber situation awareness, etc. Contact Dr. Isaac Ghansah or Dr. Jun Dai for details.

CSUS and ECS Security

Information Security Plans:

Sacramento State's Information Security Office Home Page

College of ECS IA Plan