Herberger Business School

Center for Information Assurance Studies

Herberger Business School

About the Center for Information Assurance Studies

Located on the Mississippi River in St. Cloud, Minn., St. Cloud State University (SCSU) is one of the leading public universities in the upper Midwest. Established in 1869 as a state normal school, St. Cloud State is member of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities system. St. Cloud State’s undergraduate programs hold nearly every national accreditation. Students from more than 80 nations choose from more than 200 majors, minors and pre-professional programs.

The Center for Information Assurance Studies (CIAS) is an interdisciplinary effort between the Information Systems (IS) Department in the Herberger Business School and the Computer Networking and Applications (CNA) Department in the College of Science and Engineering. It provides a supportive learning environment, in which students are challenged to develop an in-depth knowledge in various domains of information assurance. These domains include: computer forensics, cryptography, intrusion detection and prevention, database application security, security policy
implementation and risk management.


Walter Roettger

Dr. Walter B. Roettger

Interim Dean

Herberger Business School

The Center for Information Assurance Studies (CIAS) facilitates cyber security research, education, and practice. The Center assists in the creation of an interdisciplinary environment for research and study of issues related to information security and addresses major security and privacy issues from technical, business, legal, and policy contexts.

CIAS equips students with a comprehensive understanding in the field of information assurance (IA), both in theory and practice, helping to build a critical knowledge base for future leaders.

The Center is  involved in the development of an innovative graduate IA curriculum.  Pursuit of these objectives is largely possible through partnerships with the federal government, businesses and other educational institutes. Together we expect improvement in the quality of IA training, research and education.