Information Systems Security (ISS) has become increasingly an integral part of our lives. Accordingly, there is the need of increasing awareness of this issue in the society, increasing the workforce capable of meeting the corresponding challenges, and increasing the diversity of such workforce. Academic institutions are in the forefront of this challenge and are best equipped to fulfill the aforementioned goals. Understanding this need, Polytechnic University of Puerto Rico (PUPR) has taken various steps to address this problem. In this paper, we share the advances of ISS education at PUPR and the steps taken to be recognized as a national center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance Education (CAE/IAE).