CIS Department's Information Assurance Curriculum Receives National Recognition

CIS Department's Information Assurance Curriculum Receives National Recognition
Officials from the National Security Agency present Cal Poly Pomona Computer Information Systems professor Daniel Manson (center) with a certificate at the CNSS Conference on April 8.

Cal Poly Pomona has received an award and formal certification from the National Security Agency (NSA) and the Committee on National Security Systems (CNSS) identifying that the university?s information assurance curriculum meets strict national security standards.

?A national level committee at the National Security Agency has determined your curriculum parallels specific elements of a standard for IA professionals,? wrote Sherry Borror of NSA, in a recent letter to the CIS department. ?Your institution plays a vital role in helping protect our nations vital information.?

Cal Poly Pomona is the only university within the California State University system and in Southern California to receive this award.

Formal recognition was given to the university and a certificate was presented to Daniel Manson, Computer Information Systems professor, on April 8 at the CNSS Annual Conference in Williamsburg, Va.

?Cal Poly Pomona has offered a master?s degree program in Information Systems Audit since 1980,? says Manson. ?The award reflects our continued commitment to, and leadership role in, providing a high quality information assurance curriculum.?

This certification of compliance authorizes Cal Poly Pomona to issue certificates to students who successfully complete the certified courses. Courses mapped to these standards include the College of Business Administration?s Master of Science in Business Administration with an option in Information Systems (IS) Auditing, and the Computer Information Systems (CIS) undergraduate option.