Committee National Security Systems

Homeland Security National Security Agency Central Security Service


KSU is a National Center of Academic Excellence in
Information Assurance Education

SC Magazine Award Finalist

Welcome to the KSU Center for Information Security Education at the Michael J. Coles College of Business. The primary purpose of the Center is to provide information on information security educational opportunities and initiatives in the KSU community. The Center also serves to facilitate faculty development in information security and assurance and as the regional host for the Southeast Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition.


KSU Re-Designated as NCAEIAE for 2012-2017!!!

On April 17, 2012, the National Security Agency and the Department of Homeland Security jointly announced the successful re-designation of Kennesaw State University as a National Centers of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance Education (CAE/IAE) for the years 2012 through 2017.  This is the third such designation since KSU was initially recognized in 2004. This prestigious designation places KSU as a peer to the top information security programs and institutions in the nation. For more information see the Press Release here.

The next Center event is SECCDC 2014, March 2014.

  • For more information select the SECCDC link for details and information.
  • Email and ask to be added to the SECCDC email list for additional information. 


  • Over 40 attendees attended, and 15 papers presented.
  • Special Keynote addresses by Dr. Ernest McDuffie, NICE Lead, NIST and Mr. Tim Callahan, Group VP, SunTrust.
  • Email and ask to be added to the InfoSecCD email list for additional information.

INFOSECCD Sponsored in part by:

  • Cengage/Course Technology
  • Metro Atlanta ISSA
  • In Cooperation with ACM SIGMIS - Special Thanks to Janice Sipor


If you know your enemy and know yourself you need not fear the outcome of a hundred battles. If you know yourself but not your enemy for every victory gain you will also suffer a defeat. If you know neither yourself or your enemy you will succumb in every battle.


Special Thanks to Prof. Sherri Shade for her assistance in developing this new Center Web site!