Information Enterprise Institute

The Fort Hays State University Information Enterprise Institute serves as a university center for extending Information Assurance* and information technology education, training, research, and consulting to Kansas and the world beyond. The Information Enterprise Institute is a National Center for Academic Excellence in Information Assurance in Information Assurance Education. This is an elite status awarded to university centers based on quality of faculty, curriculum, student performance, laboratory facilities, industry, support and other important factors.
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The Information Enterprise Institute is a Kansas Board of Regents recognized center with a unique state-wide mission and responsibility for Kansas. The Information Enterprise works with businesses, medical providers, agencies, and other organizations globally.

The Information Enterprise Institute is a Kansas Board of Regents recognized center with a state-wide mission and responsibility.

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FHSU's Information Assurance Curriculum holds an elite certification from the National Security Administration Committee on National Security Systems (2008-2020). Students completing this curriculum receive a special certificate.

The Information Enterprise Institute supports:

*Information Assurance (IA) -Information Assurance is comprised of measures that protect and defend information and information systems by ensuring their availability, integrity, authentication, confidentiality, and non-repudiation. These measures include providing for restoration of information systems by incorporating protection, detection, and reaction capabilities. (Definition: the United States National Security Agency (NSA))

Contact information:
Dr. Melissa Hunsicker Walburn, JD
Interim Director, Information Enterprise Institute
600 Park Street
Hays, Kansas 67601

Kevin Shaffer, CCAI
Angela Walters
Dr. James Smith, PhD
Dr. Shane Schartz, PhD

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