The central mission of the Center is to conduct innovative research that promotes and contributes to information security and assurance, and enhances the user community's trust in the integrity of those resources. CReTISA pursues four primary objectives:
Faculty associated with CReTISA have published several articles on information security and have worked closely with professional organizations to promote information security and assurance. Each year, the Center organizes a day-long symposium on information security and assurance that focuses on state-of-the-art issues in the area. Held on the last Friday of February, the symposium brings together students, professionals, and college faculty from several states. Speakers at the symposium are highly experienced practicing professionals with national and international reputations in their field.