On Nov 19, 2019, a meeting was held with Center for Education and Research in Information Assurance and Security (CERIAS) at Purdue University. The meeting was a full day meeting broken down to three sessions for better Cyber Security study and research for Cyber Security Experts from Nepal.
Mr. Jerry Haan, Manager of Corporate Relations shared the overview of the CERIAS and Purdue University. CERIAS is currently viewed as one of the world’s leading centers for research and education in areas of information security that are crucial to the protection of critical computing and communication infrastructure.
During the meeting with Mr. Jerry Haan we got to discuss CERIAS, cyber security curriculum, research, industry partnerships, and university partnerships. Mr. Haan also shared information about Indiana Information Sharing and Analysis Center (IN-ISAC), which was created by the state of Indiana with other partners in order to mitigate cyber security risks among state agencies through the sharing of threat information and collaboration on strategies.
Later a tour and discussion of the Cyber security and Forensics Lab was made which helped us learn how Purdue University organizes Cyber Security and Digital Forensic related lab activities. The Cyber security and Digital Forensics Lab is a leading computer forensics research facility specializing in applied and basic research and providing education and training. It also provides investigative support to law enforcement agencies all over the world. A meeting with Professor Marc Rogers, who founded the lab and was named the Director for Cyber security Programs for Purdue Polytechnic, addressed the University’s cyber educational curricula, research, and industry partnerships. It was also found to offer insight into current and emerging trends in both cyber security education within the profession.
The day concluded with a final meeting with Dr. Eugene Spafford. Dr. Eugene H. Spafford is one of the senior most recognized leaders in the field of computing. His research and development work, including work with his students, underlies cyber security mechanisms in use on millions of systems in use today, including work in firewalls, intrusion detection, vulnerability scanners, integrity monitoring, forensics, and security architectures.