National Center for Systems Security and Information Assurance (CSSIA)
The Center for Systems Security and Information Assurance (About CSSIA) is a National Science Foundation (NSF) Advanced Technological Education (ATE) National Resource Center. Since 2003, CSSIA has provided students with real-world learning experiences in information assurance and network security through several program improvement supportive initiatives.
CSSIA National Resource Center Goals
Maintain and develop cybersecurity related curriculum content including instructional materials, assessment instruments, lab activities and and virtual student skills competition environments.
Building a national infrastructure of qualified cybersecurity educators.
Developing national infrastructure remote virtualization lab environment and content
Increase the number of minority, women, veterans and other underrepresented groups in the cybersecurity and information assurance professions.