The educational functions of the Laboratory include professional and continuing education, undergraduate and graduate education, and outreach activities. Within FSU, the Laboratory coordinates graduate and undergraduate security and information assurance curriculum development, including theory and practice. The curriculum provides a strong foundation in security principles.
FSU is a NSA Center of Excellence in Information Security Education (CAE/IAE) since May 2000 and an NSA/DHS Center of Excellence in Research (CAE-R) since 2009 (only thirty-six institutions are designated as both CAE/IAE and CAE-R).
The courses in Information Security in Computer Science at Florida State University satisfy the National Security Telecommunications and Information Systems Security (NSTISSC) training standard for Information Security Specialists. FSU students that complete the courses specified in the program are uniquely qualified to serve as Information Systems Security (INFOSEC) Professionals. The requirements to meet the standards for the CNSSI-4014 (Security Officer) certificate are as follows:
In order to obtain the additional certificate for completion of the NSTISSI-4011 (Security Professional) requirements, students must also take the following core courses:
Details about the renewal of NSTISSI #4011 and CNSSI #4014 : FSU-Recert.doc.
FSU CS students should notify in writing to Kristan McAlpin (CS Graduate Coordinator) that they would like to receive a certificate for the courses.