Director’s Welcome Message

SKCWelcome to the website for the Center for Information and Systems Assurance and Trust (CISAT). The growing realm of cyber-physical systems and the Internet of Things (IoT) makes our society increasingly dependent on computer-based and networked intelligent systems.

Without trust and trustworthiness, everything stops. CISAT brings together the scholarship of faculty and students from six schools and colleges at Syracuse University: the College of Engineering and Computer Science, College of Law, the School of Information Studies, the Maxwell School, the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications, and the College of Arts and Sciences. Our scholarship takes form in educational programs and textbooks, research projects and papers, and collaborations with industry and government.

Many of us have worked for decades in computer and network security. Syracuse University was originally designated as a Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance – Education (CAE) in 2001 and was re-designated in 2004, 2007, and 2012. SU was also designated as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance – Research (CAE-R) in 2009. We are proud to be part of national efforts to reduce vulnerabilities in our nation’s information infrastructure by educating a growing number of professionals with cyber/homeland security expertise, and through innovative research.

Thank you for your interest.



Shiu-Kai Chin, Director
Professor, Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science