Lewis receives NSA scholarship and technology grant

Lewis University receives National Security Agency and U.S. Department of Defense Scholarship and Technology grant

Published: July 23, 2012.



The National Security Agency/U.S. Department of Defense recently awarded a $355,000 grant for scholarships and additional Information Technology resources for Lewis University Information Security students. Lewis University offers a Master of Science in Information Security (MSIS), a Bachelor of Science in Information Security and Risk Management and a Bachelor of Science in Computer Information Systems. Lewis University was recently designated as a National Center for Academic Excellence in Information Assurance Education by the National Security Agency (NSA) and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS).

Fifteen National Defense University students that transfer to Lewis University will receive $325,000 in scholarships as they begin graduates studies Lewis University’s master’s degree in information security. “This grant recognizes the quality of our master’s program and provides much-needed scholarships to graduate students,” said Dr. Rami Khasawneh, Dean of the College of Business.

The remaining $30,000 of the grant is allocated to upgrade the College of Business virtual labs. “The grant will allow us to significantly upgrade our Information technology curriculum by offering new courses and improved learning via the virtual lab. Our students and our partners in the community will benefit from this grant.” said Dr. Faisal Abdullah, chair and associate professor of the Management Information Systems at Lewis University.

Offered online and on-campus, the master’s degree in information security builds a solid background in information security with advanced topics in operations, forensics, programming, and strategic risk assessment. The B.S. in Information Security and Risk Management curriculum provides students with a deep foundational understanding of information security, risk management, security management, IT operations and data communications. The B.S in Computer Information Systems (CIS) program curriculum has the perfect mix of business strategy and technological expertise to prepare students for a variety of career options in Information Technology.

For more information, contact Dr. Faisal Abdullah, Chair and Associate Professor of Management Information Systems and Director of the MSIS program at Lewis University, at abdullfa@lewisu.edu, or via MIS Department’s Facebook page Lewis University – Management Information Systems (MIS) Department.

Lewis University is a Catholic university offering distinctive undergraduate and graduate programs to nearly 6,500 traditional and adult students. Lewis offers multiple campus locations, online degree programs, and a variety of formats that provide accessibility and convenience to a growing student population. Sponsored by the De La Salle Christian Brothers, Lewis prepares intellectually engaged, ethically grounded, globally aware, and socially responsible graduates. The ninth largest private not-for-profit university in Illinois, Lewis has been nationally recognized by The Princeton Review and U.S. News & World Report.

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