The University of South Alabama Center for Forensics, Information Technology and Security is dedicated to the collection and dissemination of information related to digital forensics and information technology assurance and security.
Security is our Priority
USACFITS is an organization designed to promote the advancement of knowledge related to the study and application of digital forensics and information technology security and assurance. USACFITS is supported by the University of South Alabama, the School of Computing, and a capacity-building grant received from the Department of Defense under its Information Assurance Scholarship Program (IASP).
The National Security Agency (NSA) and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) have designated the University of South Alabama as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Information Systems Security Education.
The Information Assurance Courseware Evaluation (IACE) Program letter validates that the University of South Alabama courseware meets all of the elements of the Committee on National Security Systems (CNSS) National Training Standards for: Information Systems Security (INFOSEC) Professionals, NSTISSI No. 4011 and System Administrators (SA), CNSSI No. 4013 Entry Level.
USA CyberScholars Program: The Scholarship for Service (SFS) program offered by the National Science Foundation (NSF) and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) provides scholarship funding for students in exchange for service in a government position for a period equal to the length of scholarship funding, typically two years. Students awarded an SFS scholarship participate in a paid summer internship at a federal, state, or local government agency and become part of the Federal CyberCorps, whose mission is to ensure the protection of the US Government’s information infrastructure. Upon graduation SFS scholars are required to serve in a paid information assurance position in federal, state, or local government. More information can be obtained by visiting our CyberScholars program page.