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Information Assurance

The goal of this initiative is to create a safe and secure digital environment for business by improving the confidentiality, availability and integrity of digital information. A recent IBM survey of healthcare, financial, retail and manufacturing industries found that nearly 60 percent of U.S. businesses consider cybercrime more costly and threatening than crime of a physical or material nature. 

Faculty within the School of Management’s Department of Management Science and Systems have teamed with a multidisciplinary cross-section of UB faculty to examine the safeguard of digital information, affecting primarily:

In 2005, the U.S. Department of Labor (Bureau of Labor Statistics) projected that four of the five fastest growing occupations between now and 2014 will be in MIS-related fields.

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