Trustworthy Computing Subject of Microsoft Award
Department of Business Administration professor is one of ten recipients
funded this month by Microsoft to develop a new course to introduce
graduate students to trustworthy computing.
Michael Shaw will develop a course
called Introduction to Trustworthy Computing that will
cover the four areas of the developing field: security, privacy,
reliability, and business integrity. His grant is for $50,000.
The course is expected to be offered for the first time in the
spring 2006 semester. In his proposal to Microsoft, Shaw emphasized
that his course will integrate technical and business perspectives.
"Because of the increasing reliance of major organizations
on enterprise IT, this course will focus especially on addressing
managerial issues and will draw a parallel between trustworthy computing
and the 'total quality management' movement," he said.
Shaw will travel to Microsoft headquarters in Redmond, WA, in February
for discussions on trustworthy computing. Shaw,
the Leonard C. and Mary Lou Hoeft Endowed Chair in Information Systems
and a professor of business administration, notes that the course
will fill a gap in the current PhD and MBA curricula.
Final "assets" will be made available in the public domain,
both through Microsofts Curriculum repository (www.msdnaa.net)
and through national information assurance organizations like the
National Information Assurance Training and Education Center (niatec.org).