Engaging Students through an Information Assurance Exercise

Author:
William Conkling, Lieutenant Colonel George Trawick, J.A. “Drew” Hamilton, Jr.
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01 July 2009
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In this paper, the Information Assurance Exercise that has recently been developed at Auburn University will be discussed. This educational exercise provides Auburn University with a means to foster student interest as a potential area of study in information assurance as well as Computer Science. This sort of high speed, low drag exercise is designed to be a student’s first exposure to real information assurance practices and demonstrates the stark differences between setting up a virus scanner on a home computer and the level of effort required in securing an enterprise level system. Optional courses in information assurance and computer forensics continue to grow at most universities.

Engaging Students through an Information Assurance Exercise