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Projects & Initiatives

This section of the CIFA website contains information on current initiatives by the Center and its members. This is divided into the following sections:

National Training Standards

University at Albany courseware meets Netional Training Standards for Information Systems Security (INFOSEC) Professionals and is certifed for CNSS 4011 and 4012. For lists of UAlbany CNSS 4011 and 4012 courseware, or information regarding earning and receiving a CNSS certificate, please contact: Jagdish Gangolly

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Capital Region Cyber Crime Partnership

The Capital Region Cybercrime Partnership received about $500,000 of federal funding from the Edward Byrne Memorial State and Local Law Enforcement Assistance Discretionary Grants Program and an Omnibus Appropriations Bill approved by Congress. The money was included in the budget requests of the departments of Commerce Justice and State and the Judiciary, as well as other agencies.

The Cybercrime Partnership is a consortium made up of eight district attorneys in the Capital Region, the New York Prosecutors Training Institute, the New York State Police and the University at Albany, State University of New York to reduce the backlog of computer-facilitated and computer-crimes.

"As technology advances, so does the incidence of cybercrime... The Capital Region is already leading the way in the development of new technology and research so it is no surprise that it is also in the forefront of cybercrime investigation and prosecution." - Hillary Clinton (in Business Review)

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Information Classification Policy

This work involved recommending changes to the draft information classification policy for NYS agencies as well as the creation of a cookbook for data classification which will allow for easy classification of data by an information owner. In addition, the current control tables were refined based by role and CIA designation. It also included preventative, use, and recovery measures. This work was being done in conjunction with the University at Albany, SUNY ISO. Please contact Professor Sanjay Goel at goel@albany.edu for more information.

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Disaster Recovery / Business Continuity Policy

A disaster recovery / business continuity policy is being created for University at Albany, State University of New York Institutional Services, specifically the department of Purchasing and Contracts. Both New York State and Research Foundation purhcasing processes will be investigated in order to develop appropriate policies and procedures. This work will serve as a starting point for policies developed throughout UAlbany and is being done in conjunction with the University at Albany, SUNY ISO. Please contact Professor Sanjay Goel at goel@albany.edu for more information.

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