Center for Information Assurance

This Center provides the foundation to facilitate the experience and knowledge in a state-of-the-art facility. Through its research, training and awareness in business-related information throughout both the state and the nation, the Center has been designated by the Department of Homeland Security and the National Security Agency as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Research and Cyber Defense Educaton. The Center offers an interdisciplinary, collaborative research environment that is shared between Computer Information Systems in the Department of Management, Information Systems and the School of Accountancy.

The Center also supports the Northwest Louisiana area by conducting research for the US Air Force Cyber Command at Barksdale AFB and is currently pursuing research support through grants from the National Security Agency, National Science Foundation (NSF), Department of Defense (DOD), Law Enforcement Agencies and all branches of the military.


The Center’s mission is to foster, support and conduct research and facilitate training and awareness in information assurance and related areas in business for Northwest Louisiana and the United States. In particular, research will focus on furthering knowledge in all three layers of the National Security Agency’s Defense in depth which includes people, technology, and operations for the public sector, and the United States Military.


The central focus areas for research are business continuity, disaster recovery, accounting, controls, auditing, security attribution, information security and policy, computer forensics and knowledge management.

Some of the current research projects include deception detection, on-line self-disclosure, security policies and computer abuse and knowledge management in virtual communities.


Center for Information Assurance
Louisiana Tech Univeristy
College of Business  |  Computer Information Systems Department
P.O. Box 10318
Ruston, LA 71272
Phone: (318) 257-2065