Center for Information Assurance

The Louisiana Tech Center for Information Assurance is certified by the National Security Agency (NSA) and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) as a Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Research and Education. The mission of the Center for Information Assurance is to foster, support and conduct innovative education, training and research in information assurance, cyber security and cyber defense of computer information systems across all types of industries for the state of Louisiana and the Southeastern United States.  The Center considers a key aspect of its mission to be the support of doctoral education and research in cyber security, cyber deterrence and information assurance areas for the Louisiana Tech College of Business in order to assure a supply of well-trained and capable information assurance and cybersecurity experts for the future.

The Center offers an interdisciplinary, collaborative research environment that is led by the faculty in the Department of Computer Information Systems in the College of Business. 


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 University
College of Business  |  Computer Information Systems Department
P.O. Box 10318
Ruston, LA 71272
Phone: (318) 257-2065