The Identity, Credentialing and Access Management (ICAM) Laboratory will be open soon for students at Capitol Technology University in Laurel, Md. The lab is in its final stages of construction and curriculum development.
The lab is designed to provide the academics and skills for students wanting to work in fields like information assurance and acquisition management. “There’s a whole industry out there with personnel hungry to learn more about cybersecurity,” says ICAM LAB Director Ron Martin “The establishment of the ICAM LAB will follow the tenets of the Federal Identity, Credentialing and Access Management construct.”
The university offers undergraduate and graduate courses in Secure Access & Identity Management. The purpose of the ICAM LAB is to give students hands-on experience and help promote innovative thinking.
“ICAM architecture provides federal, state, local, tribal agencies and industry with a consistent approach for managing the vetting and credentialing of individuals requiring access to information systems and facilities,” Martin says. “Organizations will need to acquire a new set of competencies and organizational structures to generate a continuing stream of innovative products tailored to the needs of consumers and industrial buyers. The thought trust for innovation is founded in our youth and educational institutions.”
The lab will also reach younger audiences with outreach programs for middle and high school students.