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.

CURRENT PROJECTS

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CSSIA Leadership Team

John Sands

Dr. John Sands
Director and PI – CSSIA Center
Email: sands@morainevalley.edu
Phone: 708.955.5426

Dr. Nate Evans

Dr. Nathan Evans
Senior Personnel
Email: evansn28@morainevalley.edu

David Durkee

David Durkee
Senior Personnel
Email: ddurkee14@att.net
Phone: 440.525.7464

Ken McCullough

Ken McCoullough
Internal Evaluator
Email: info@cssia.org
Phone:708.974.5725

Ginny Swyndroski

Ginny Swyndroski
Office Manager
Email: swyndroskiv@morainevalley.edu
Phone: 708.974.5725

Stanley Kostka

Stanley Kostka
CAE Regional Resource Center Manager
Email: kostkas@morainevalley.edu
Phone: 708.608.4285

Mike Gonzalez

Michael Gonzalez
CSSIA Program Coordinator
Email: gonzalezm272@morainevalley.edu
Phone: 708.608.4464

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Anna Ricchiuto
CIT Grant Project Coordinator
Email: ricchiutoa5@morainevalley.edu
Phone: 708.608.4241

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Agata Rawdanik
Data Center Manager
Email: rawdanik@morainevalley.edu
Phone: 708.974.4075

National Visiting Committee

Dr. Barbara Belon (Chair)
Colloquium for Information Systems Security Education
bbelon@belon-rp.com

Bob Schoenherr
Cisco Systems and Aries Technology
bschoenh@cisco.com

Carol Sledge
Carnegie Mellon University
cas@sei.cmu.edu

Don Goff
CStar Systems
dgoff@cstartsystems.com

Daniel Manson
California State Polytechnic University
dmanson@csupomona.edu 

Bob Thomas
Department of Homeland Security
bob.thomas@dhs.gov

Alan Greenberg
Security Professional
Alan.M.Greenberg@boeing.com

Clydene Stagvik
Cisco Academy Area Manager (retired)
clydenesue@yahoo.com 

Competition Industry Advisory Board (CIAB)

Dr. David Durkee (Chair)
CSSIA
ddurkee14@att.net

Alan Greenberg
Boeing
Alan.M.Greenberg@boeing.com 

Bob Schoenherr
Cisco
bschoenh@cisco.com 

Bob Thomas
Department of Homeland Security
bob.thomas@dhs.gov 

Bruce Lindberg
Center for Strategic Information Technology and Security
bruce.lindberg@metrostate.edu 

Doug Huber
Loraine County Community College
dchuber@mac.com 

Frank Frydrch
Secure Works
ffrydrych@secureworks.com 

Greg Pangrazio
Huron Consulting Group
pangrazi@gmail.com 

Ken Rowe
University of Illinois
kenrowe@uillinois.edu 

James Lewis
Washtenaw Community College
lewisja@netscape.net 

Michael Davis
Savid Technologies, Inc.
mdavis@savidtech.com 

Rudy Ristich
Secure Works
rristich@secureworks.com 

Steve Fall
Polk Community College
Steve_Fall@polk.com 

Tim Flug
Inver Hills Community College
tflug@inverhills.mnscu.edu