The Center for the Advancement of Secure Systems and Information Assurance (CASSIA) fosters collaboration and catalyzes research, education, and entrepreneurship in information assurance and cybersecurity.

Advances in the field of cybersecurity and information assurance require conceptualizing, measuring, modeling, and countering a multitude of rapidly evolving threats. Crucial efforts to meet these challenges include investigation of appropriate theoretical frameworks, novel analysis of existing defense mechanisms, technical innovations, development and deployment of commercial solutions, adoption of suitable policies and standards, and education of systems professionals, managers, policy-makers, and the general population.

The Center for the Advancement of Secure Systems and Information Assurance promotes a cohesive undertaking of these endeavors to maximize their effectiveness and impact.