Building an information assurance laboratory for graduate-level education

Author:
LTC Craig E. Kaucher, John H. Saunders, Ph.D.
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01 June 2002
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A recent innovation within the curriculum of the Information Resources Management College of the National Defense University has been the establishment of an Information Assurance Laboratory. The purpose of the laboratory is to support the delivery of the information assurance curriculum by providing an opportunity for students to gain some minimal hands-on experience with the technological aspects of information assurance. Although the students in the IRMC curriculum are working senior managers or prospective senior managers, who in practice, will likely have little hands-on interaction with information assurance technologies, we are finding that the lab experience greatly enhances their understanding of the theoretical aspects of information assurance technologies and provides a firm basis for their critical evaluation of the management-level considerations that they will face as information assurance managers or even chief information officers.

Building an information assurance laboratory for graduate-level education