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UT Tyler Students Receive Computer Security Certifications

December 21, 2010

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Hannah Buchanan
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The University of Texas at Tyler

Four students at The University of Texas at Tyler received computer security certifications during a recognition ceremony in the computer science department, Dr. Stephen Rainwater, Department of Computer Science chair, announced.

Students awarded these certificates automatically meet federal employment requirements for the CNSS 4011 or 4012 certification, which qualifies them to work for U.S. government entities and private and public sectors as computer security analysts.

Recipients are computer science graduating senior Charles Maxwell Hayes, computer science graduating senior Kevin Alan Western, computer information systems junior Kyle Adam Lindekugel; and computer science graduate student Taj Charod McFarland, all of Tyler.

The UT Tyler Department of Computer Science is approved by the Committee on National Security Systems and the National Security Agency as meeting the requirements of the CNSS 4011 and CNSS 4012 security standards through 2014.

The CNSS 4011 standard consists of the fundamental security knowledge needed by an information systems security professional.

The CNSS 4012 standard consists of the security knowledge needed by a chief information officer or senior systems manager in authorizing systems certified as secure by a security manager.

CNSS is a federal government entity under the U.S. Department of Defense that provides procedures and guidance for the protection of national security systems.

For more information, contact Dr. Nary Subramanian, assistant professor of computer science, 903.566.7309 or NSubramanian@uttyler.edu.

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