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Institute of Information Assurance (IIA)

The Institute of Information Assurance (IIA) focuses on protecting the integrity and security of information and reducing the vulnerability of hardware and software systems to attacks.

IIA was funded by the National Science Foundation as part of the CyberCorps: Scholarship for Service program.

IIA is a multidisciplinary Center of Academic Excellence led by Northeastern University's College of Computer and Information Science, College of Engineering, and College of Social Sciences and Humanities.

Cyber attacks are a mounting threat to economic and national security. A multidisciplinary effort created in 2005, the IIA is a crucial part of Northeastern University’s commitment to advancing cyber security through research and education.

The IIA draws on talent and knowledge in three colleges at Northeastern:

  • College of Computer and Information Science
  • College of Engineering Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
  • College of Social Sciences and Humanities

Faculty and students involved in the IIA help to ensure that the nation’s cyber infrastructure is robust, reliable, and secure. Their research and education contribute to Northeastern’s stature as a National Security Agency/Department of Homeland Security Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance Research and Education, and to its growing leadership in the area of cyber security.