The workshop will feature presentations from faculty members and students from various institutions working in the area of Information Assurance, Security, and related topics. We will also have the strong participation of a few speakers who are actively involved in Information Assurance programs and research activities from governmental agencies, federal research laboratories (such as NIST) and the local industry.

Expected Audience

The attendees will be a mix of students and faculty both from UDC and other Universities. The primary goal of the workshop is to strengthen research collaborations and engage faculty and students from institutions (as well as several nearby HBCUs including Howard University, Hampton University, Norfolk State University, Bowie State University) to share their activities, results, and achievements in the Information Assurance area.


The topics to be covered by the workshop will include areas such as the design, evaluation, and operation of secure computer systems, communications security, spam detection techniques, security policies, cybersecurity, and other emerging Information Assurance Topics. Following topics will also be considered:
  • INFOSEC (Information Systems Security) Technology: COMPSEC, COMSEC, and Cryptography,
  • Policies, Procedures, and Education regarding the critical CIA characteristics of information
  • Hacking: Reconnaissance, Scanning, Gaining Access, Maintaining Access, and Clearing Track
  • Special Topics in IA for Mobile and Cloud Computing

History of ARCTIC-IAW workshop

2011 ARCTIC-IAW (ARCTIC Information Assurance Workshop), August3-5, 2011, Washington, D.C.