Auburn Information Assurance Laboratory (IAL)

National Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance certified by
The National Security Agency & the Department of Homeland Security







NSF Scholarship for Service Program at
Auburn University

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DOD Information Assurance
Scholarship Program

at Auburn University

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CNSS Information Assurance Certifications at
Auburn University
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  Drew Hamilton Director of IAL
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IAL Key Personnel & Participants

National Information Assurance Training and Education Consortium (NIATEC) web site (

The objective of the Information Assurance Laboratory is to study and develop new techniques of assuring secure and accurate data transmission and reception. Towards that end, the IAL plays a key role in supporting the activities of both Auburn's center for Innovations in Mobile, Pervasive, and Agile Computing Technologies and Information Assurance (IMPACT-IA) and the Samuel L. Ginn College of Engineering's wireless curriculum. The IAL is the declared Information Assurance Research Center within the Samuel L. Ginn College of Engineering and is a primary resource for emerging Information Assurance curricula.

Specific areas of concentration include:

Endpoint vulnerabilities, network simulation to study the impact of worms on large-scale wide area networks, secure routing in ad hoc mobile networks, interoperability of networked systems, and software architectural design for interoperability.  For more information on the IAL's research areas:  click here.

Information Assurance Partners:

Tuskegee University: Dr. John Chen
Alabama State University: Dr. Said Ngobi
Albany State University: Dr. Stephen Owor
U.S. Air Force Academy: Dr. Martin C. Carlisle


NSF Scholarship for Service Program at Auburn

DOD Information Assurance Scholarship Program at Auburn

Missile Defense Agency Open Source Database (password protected)

SPAWAR Interoperability IA Research Project

Security Publications by Auburn Faculty and Students

2005 Digital Combat Exercise

3rd Southeastern Software Engineering Conference Seminar on DoS

4th Southeastern Software Engineering Conference Security Research Seminar

Security Resources on the COMP 6370 Course Page 

Security Resources on the COMP 7370 Course Page 

Arizona Center for Integrative Modeling and Simulation

 2003 Information Assurance Workshop &

 2004 Information Assurance Workshop with 
                                   University of South Carolina

                                   Advanced Technology Institute

Software Communications Architecture ver 2.2

Unrestricted Warfare

Department of Computer Science and Software Engineering

107 Dunstan Hall, Auburn University, Auburn, AL 36849

Phone: (334) 844-6360

Copyright © 2002, 2006  John A. Hamilton, Jr., Last Modified: 9/9/2006