Information Assurance Center

The Information Assurance and Cyber Security Center at Hampton University (IAC@HU) is a multidisciplinary center devoted to Information Assurance Education, Research, and Training. The center provides program and curriculum development, workshops, multidisciplinary research opportunities, outreach to other HBCU/MI’s and Community Colleges, and access to IA research resources. As part of the Center, the Information Assurance lab, located in the Computer Science Department, provides an isolated networked computer environment suitable for information assurance and computer security education, research, and training.

The IAC@HU is designated as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Education (CAE/CDE) by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and National Security Agency (NSA) through 2021.


The goals of the IAC@HU include:

  • Providing students with educational opportunities in Information Assurance and Computer Security.
  • Providing an Information Assurance and Computer Security research environment for faculty, staff, and students.
  • Providing Information Assurance and Computer Security resources not only within the University, but also to the local community, including law enforcement, government, business, and the public.
  • Providing opportunities for enriching information assurance education across the curriculum.