July 11, 2014

Top national security agencies recognize UAB’s cybercrime research

Written by: Katherine Shonesy
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computer lab forensic sFor the second year in a row, the National Security Agency and the Department of Homeland Security have designated the University of Alabama at Birmingham as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance and Cyber Defense Research.

The goal of this recognition program is to reduce vulnerability in our national information infrastructure by promoting higher education and research in information assurance and producing a growing number of professionals with information assurance expertise in various disciplines.

UAB takes an interdisciplinary approach to its research in these fields, stemming from the innovation of the Center for Information Assurance and Joint Forensics Research. Faculty from schools and departments across campus, including the Department of Computer and Information Sciences, the Department of Justice Sciences, and the Collat School of Business, all play an integral role in furthering education and research in information assurance and joint forensics through the center’s efforts.

UAB was one of 58 institutes recognized nationwide.

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