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Free Lecture: Information Assurance Teaching, Service and Research

09/15/2008

MELBOURNE, FLA. — The Harris Institute for Assured Information at Florida Tech and the Space Coast Chapter of the Information Systems Security Association (ISSA) present a free monthly lecture series on security trends and topics.

The next meeting, which is open to the public, is scheduled for September 18 at 6:30 p.m. in the Olin College of Science Building’s second floor conference room on the Florida Tech campus. The speaker, Ray Vaughn, Ph.D., of Mississippi State University, will present “Information Assurance Teaching, Service and Research.”

Vaughn has served in the U.S. Army writing National CyberSecurity Policy, at Electronic Data Systems (EDS) as vice president of Department of Defense Integration Services, and currently is director of the James Worth Bagley College of Engineering’s Center for Computer Security Research and the Center for Critical Infrastructure Protection. Vaughn has over 100 publications to his credit and is an active contributor to software engineering and information security conferences and journals. He is actively engaged in computer security research at Mississippi State University and is principal investigator on over $15 million in research grants.

In 2004, Vaughn was named a Mississippi State University Eminent Scholar and in 2005 he was given the “Most Outstanding Academic Award” by the National Colloquium on Information Systems Security Education. He obtained national-level recognition for Mississippi State University (MSU) as a  center of excellence in information assurance education and research and, in 2008, he was designated MSU’s most outstanding faculty member by the State of Mississippi.

The presentation will address the research carried out by the Center for Computer Security Research at Mississippi State University, focusing on the educational aspects of training both students and professionals in computer security.

The Harris Institute for Assured Information at Florida Tech provides a forum for local security practitioners to share technical information and innovation.

About Harris Corporation
Harris is an international communications and information technology company serving government and commercial markets in more than 150 countries. Headquartered in Melbourne, Florida, the company has annual revenue of over $4 billion and 16,000 employees — including nearly 7,000 engineers and scientists. More information is available at www.harris.com.

About Florida Institute of Technology
Located in Melbourne, Fla., the university was founded in 1958 to train professionals working in the space program at what is now Kennedy Space Center. It is the only independent, technological university in the Southeast. For more information visit: www.fit.edu

About ISSA
The Information Systems Security Association (ISSA), with 109 chapters in 24 countries and more than 13,000 members, is the largest international, not-for-profit association specifically for information security professionals and practitioners. ISSA provides education, publications, information-sharing and peer forums to foster the knowledge, skill and professional growth of its members, and serves as the global voice of information security. www.issa.org.

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