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NIATEC and the Informatics Research Institute are developing a partnership with government and industry to develop standards for experiential learning programs and apprenticeships in Information Assurance.


  • NIATEC, is a consortium of academic, industry, and government organizations to 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 and Idaho State University was designated 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 National Information Assurance Training and Education Center has been active in development of training standards associated with both the National Institute of Standards Publication 800-16 and the National Security Telecommunications and Information Systems Security Committee (NSTISSC) 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.
  • Visit the NIATEC website for additional information


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