Communications of the IIMA


A polytechnic education involves the practical application of knowledge, including hands-on learning, senior projects, class projects, club activities, professional association activities, and internships. In 1824, the first polytechnic institution in the United States was the Rensselaer School in Troy, New York and today there are approximately 100 polytechnic universities. Several polytechnic institutions are leaders in teaching information assurance. Information assurance educators develop and depend on students to provide leadership in information assurance through active, engaged learning. The goal of this paper is to describe how a polytechnic approach supports information assurance education.