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CIFA fosters information assurance and forensics activity at UAlbany

The New York State Center for Information Forensics and Assurance (CIFA) is a partnership of the University at Albany, SUNY, New York State Office of Cyber Security and Critical Infrastructure Coordination, and the New York State Police. It's mission is research and education to better enable practitioners to address real problems in information forensics and assurance, especially in the area of public protection. Specifically, CIFA:

  • Targets the public sector workforce in an effort to build knowledge resources and practical skills within state and local government.
  • Develops and deploys courseware for academic and professional education programs in related disciplines.
  • Provides a home for multidisciplinary researchers and practitioners developing workable approaches to emerging information forensics and assurance issues and effective methods to facilitate learning and dissemination of these approaches.


NYS Center for Information Forensics and Assurance (CIFA)
NYS Center for Information Forensics and Assurance


On the cutting edge

Information assurance - the protection and defense of information and information systems, and information forensics - the collection and handling of digital evidence that remains after an attack, have become central concerns of individuals and organizations.

Peter Bloniarz


At UAlbany, students and faculty have the opportunity to learn about information forensics and assurance as well as contribute to these critical fields through cutting-edge research. Please explore this site to find out more about information assurance at UAlbany.



Peter Bloniarz
Associate Provost for Informatics and
Dean, College of Computing and Information
University at Albany