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  • Location: Pittsburgh, PA
  • Department: Security And Privacy Institute
  • Degree Programs: The Master of Science in Information Security (MSIS), The Pittsburgh-Silicon Valley Master of Science in Information Technology, The Master of Science in Information Technology – Privacy Engineering (MSIT-PE),
  • Key Contact: Lorrie Faith Cranor, Director of CyLab
  • Research Areas: Information systems audit to further the study of Information Assurance and Forensics.
  • Other Work: Aetna, Allegheny Science & Technology, AT&T, AWS, Boeing, Eaton, Facebook, Infineon, Ingersoll Rand, Leidos, LG, Electronics, Microsoft, Mitsubishi Heavy Industry, National Police Agency Japan, NATO HQ, Nokia Bell Labs, Northrop Grumman, Sandia National Laboratories, Siemens, Symantec, T. Mobile, UPMC
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Program Overview:

Carnegie Mellon University has been designated as a National Center of Academic Excellence (CAE) in three distinct areas, Information Assurance/Cyber Defense Education (CAE-IA/CD), Information Assurance/Cyber Defense Research (CAE-R) and Cyber Operations (CAE-Cyber Ops). These designations are reflective of the work of CyLab faculty and researchers and the educational initiatives led by Dena Haritos Tsamitis, director of the College of Engineering’s Information Networking Institute (INI) and director of Education, Training and Outreach for CyLab.

Across the colleges and schools at Carnegie Mellon, a number of professional graduate degree programs are offered in information networking, information security, and information technology, to create a pool of IA professionals who can address the wide range of technology, policy, and management issues in government, industry, and academia.

Several colleges and departments at Carnegie Mellon offer Ph.D. programs that provide many of the faculty and graduate students active engagement in CyLab research. These include the School of Computer Science and the Departments of Electrical and Computer Engineering and Engineering and Public Policy, both from the College of Engineering.