IIT Center for Cyber Security and Forensics Education (C2SAFE) is a multi-disciplinary center within Illinois Tech's College of Computing. The Center has a Director, one or more Associate Directors, and administrative personnel as necessary to conduct the business of the Center. The Director is appointed by the dean of the College of Computing to serve a term of one to five years as specified in the appointment letter. The Director appoints Associate Director(s) and hires administrative staff as is necessary for the proper operation of the Center and allowable within the Center budget. The Director and Associate Director(s) shall be Illinois Institute of Technology faculty members. Student employees may also be hired by the Center to facilitate proper operation of the Center and the Center’s laboratories. Budget and operating facilities for the Center shall be provided by the Illinois Tech College of Computing.
University faculty and graduate students shall comprise the membership of the Center and shall be in two categories: Distinguished Member of the Center and Member of the Center. Invitations for membership shall be extended by the Director to any faculty member whose research and teaching activities are congruent with the goals of the Center. Any university faculty member, full-time or adjunct, or graduate student with a research interest in cyber security or forensics may apply for Center membership through written application to the Director.
College of Computing's Security and Forensics Laboratory shall be operated by C2SAFE. The Director of this laboratory shall report to the Director of the Center for Cyber Security and Forensics Education.
Center for Cyber Security and Forensics Education shall closely coordinate operations and educational and research efforts with Illinois Tech’s Institute for Science, Law and Technology, and the Center for Law and Computers, and with any other university body with a primary focus on security or digital forensics.
The dean of College of Computing and the Director of the Center for Cyber Security and Forensics Education shall appoint an Advisory Board whose members shall be drawn from business, industry, government, and academia, and who are experts in information assurance, cybersecurity, and digital forensics fields. This Board shall advise the Director on the Center’s present and planned activities. Board members shall be appointed for renewable two-year terms. The dean of the College of Computing, the Director of the Center, the Director of the College of Computing's Security and Forensics Laboratory, and Distinguished Members of the Center shall serve as ex-officio members of the Advisory Board.