Strassmann to Deliver Lecture on Information Assurance

Posted: March 20, 2007 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Paul Strassmann, Volgenau School of Information Technology and Engineering distinguished professor of information sciences, will present “Information Assurance for Defense Security” on Tuesday, March 27, at 7:30 p.m., as part of his yearlong lecture series at Mason.

The lecture, which is free and open to the public, will be held at the Prince William Campus in the Verizon Auditorium. The lecture will be preceded by an open reception in the vestibule at 6:30 p.m.

Information Assurance (IA) encompasses the methods for managing the risks to information assets. IA practitioners seek to protect the confidentiality, integrity and availability of data and their delivery systems, whether the data are in storage, in processing or in transit, and whether threatened by malice or accident.

Strassmann is the former acting CIO of NASA; former director of defense information, Office of the Secretary of Defense; and retired vice president of the Xerox Corporation. He has a three-year affiliation with the Volgenau School.

Strassmann is the author of several books, including’s number one best-selling book on information management, “The Squandered Computer.” He has served on numerous boards and was named to the CIO Hall of Fame by CIO Magazine as one of the 12 most influential CIOs of the decade. His research and writing focuses on the growing scope and complexity of information-intensive organizations and the establishment of empowered CIOs.

Previous lectures in the series may be viewed on Google video.

For more information on Strassmann, visit his web site.

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