Florida State University has established research and education regarding cybersecurity, which includes computer and information security, computer forensics, computer criminology, privacy, behavioral assessment in information systems environment, trustworthiness in human computer interaction, cyberlaw, and policy assessment. FSU has been designated by the National Security Agency (NSA) in conjunction with the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) as a Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance Education (CAE-IAE) and a Center of Academic Excellence in Research (CAE-R). The FSU Cybersecurity Center for Research, Education, Policy, and Assessment (CCREPA) is an interdisciplinary effort to organize and marshal existing resources at FSU for better funding and support in the cybersecurity area.
FSU engages in research into cybersecurity through the College of Arts and Sciences Computer Science Department with over $6 million in funding from federal government agencies, Florida State government, as well as the private sector and defense contractors. The College of Communication and Information School of Information focuses on human factors – the weakest link in cybersecurity – through research into human information behavior, human computer interaction, policy assessment and communication. The College of Education adopts innovative online game technologies to assess and support knowledge/skills related to computer security, and develops virtual-reality-integrated training/retraining programs to train professionals. The College of Law provides expertise in privacy law, cyberlaw, and protection of intellectual property. The College of Business shares educational interests in information systems auditing and control in organizational settings.