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Re: Counsel needed from the experts
May 05 2005 01:10PM
Dominik Kallusky (D Kallusky gmx net)
@Gary S. Elliott:
Thanks for your great text.
I am from Europe/Germany.
I never heard about "National Centers of Academic Excellence in IA
Thus I read your very interesting answer and each link twice.
Just to ensure, I understood everything, I will try to sum up some of the
facts, of the texts.
The NSA designates a few universities and colleges as a "National Center of
Academic Excellence in IA Education", if they pass a special test.
These few are quite exclusive and (although not mentioned obviously)are the
"elite" of IT Security teaching universities and colleges(it appeared to be
so, for me).
Is that right?
> Where are you from? I lived in Europe 10 years.
> Best school for me was:
> Walsh College, Troy, Michigan
> You can do a bachelors degree in Business Information Technology or
> Science. You can specialize in hacking (information assurance).
> Or you can go to any university that has the NSA 4011 certification. Read
> Or you can read this.
> I don't know if you know of my National Security Agency Certification from
> Walsh College of Accountancy and Business Administration, in Troy,
> so I have decided to explain a little bit about it.
> Walsh College has a NSA 4011 program in Information Assurance. It is one
> only a few that has the Masters of Science in Information Assurance
> At the time that Walsh College was granted their Center of Excellence
> status, there were only 22 other Centers of Excellence in the United
> The web site for their program is:
> The requirements for admission to a Masters of Science in Business
> Information Technology are a minimum of two years IT experience. The NSA
> 4011 Certificate in Information Assurance involves even more experience
> requirements, including a Security Certification (or equivalent), 8
> credits in Information Security, 2 years experience and other
> documented below:
> Walsh College in Troy, Michigan is in a league with such nationally known
> educational institutions such as Stanford University, Boston College, the
> Air Force Institute of Technology, U.S. Military Academy at West Point,
> Hopkins University and the Naval Postgraduate School.
> My specific background has been in the area of Executive Level (CISO)
> Strategic and Tactical Security alignment processes, involving the areas
> Policy Management, Project Management in the larger sense, (Portfolio
> Management, Maturity Modeling (CMMi/OPM3), Program Management, Project
> Management Offices (PMO) and Operational Project Management Methodologies)
> and Risk Management (Risk Quantitation, Enterprise Risk Management (ERM)
> Security Assessments/Audits) More information on this type of CISO
> and experience is available here:
> In Executive Security Management (ESM) is not important to be able to
> configure every device that was ever made in IT. It is important to
> understand how to structure the business side of InfoSec and use the
> technical network infrastructure, storage, business intelligence and
> security to decrease the cost of productivity, increase the competitive
> advantage and to prevent the loss of critical assets of an organization.
> training and experience is a combination of the skills sets needed by a
> (Risk Management, Financial Management, Auditing), CIO (IT, IT Security),
> COO (Project Management Operations/Business Analysis) and CSO (Information
> Assurance/Security Assessments). Here is a good article on the importance
> this type of training and experience:
> Here is more information on the Centers of Excellence:
> I hope that I have been of assistance in better explaining the NSA
> (NSTISSI/CNSS) 4011 certification in Information Assurance. Additionally,
> have a Masters of Science in Business Information Technology that
> tremendously supplements both the technical and business knowledge aspects
> of Information Assurance.
> Gary S. Elliott, M.S. Business Information Technology
> National Security Agency (NSA 4011) Certification in Information Assurance
> 248 981-5000
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> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Dominik Kallusky" <D.Kallusky (at) gmx (dot) net [email concealed]>
> To: <securityjobs-discussion (at) securityfocus (dot) com [email concealed]>
> Sent: Tuesday, May 03, 2005 6:14 AM
> Subject: Counsel needed from the experts
> > My name is Dominik Kallusky, I am 17 years old and I will graduate from
> > school next year.
> > Then I am going to study at an anglophone University.
> > I am highly interested in Computer Security and Hacking, so I am looking
> > for a University, whose Computer Science faculty is focused on those
> > topics
> > more than others.
> > Which are the best American Universities concerning IT Security?
> > Do you know one that is known to handle those topics above-average
> > intensive?
> > It is kind of hard to find such a University, so I thought about
> > contacting
> > you.
> > I need your help!
> > Dominik
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