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CSIA Department releases new minor for the academic year

Information Warfare (IW) was originally intended to be released as a concentration of CSIA (Computer Science Information Assurance).  The concentration became because it “…is a new landscape that this generation is going to define and make a standard for the next,” says Analyse Hughes, a junior in the Corps of Cadets.

Norwich University has recognized IW as a rising disciplinary aspect where “a bigger audience is needed because information warfare isn’t only limited to CSIA programmers,” states Lt Col Skoda, a professor in the Cyber department.

The department has been working with the Humanities and liberal arts departments to incorporate the diversity of students and their majors. With the support of NUARI (NU Applied Research Institution) and Norwich Alumnus, Information Warfare is now an opportunity for all students.

“It is the study of how information spreads in society,” states Colin Beaudoin, a Junior in the Corps of Cadets. Despite its military hinting name, Information warfare is interchangeably used with Information Operation. Students learn to protect against cyber activities and new research techniques about their adversaries and competitors. Courses can now be found on the Norwich webpage.

“I enjoyed taking the Cyberspace operations course the most. It gives me a leg up among my peers,” claims Hughes, who aspires to research cognitive security and how to protect ourselves in the integrity of government, democracy, and military.

In the long run, the cyber department intends to make Information Warfare an academic major so that all students can take advantage of this opportunity.

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Lilian Lu, Staff Reporter
Lilian Lu is the Guidon's Student Community Reporter and Social Media reporter. She is also working as a work-study with the Guidon. Lilian is a sophmore in the Corps of Cadets, graduating with the class of 2026, majoring in Computer Security Information Assurance with a minor in Chinese, Information Warfare, and History in Naval Science. She is active in Varsity Women's Rugby.
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