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Corporate Sponsorship Program

Program Objective

The Corporate Sponsor Program is designed to create mutually beneficial relationships and foster close communication between select area organizations and the Center for Secure Information Systems. This cooperative effort grants easy access to students who may become future employees, and to faculty who are experts in relevant security fields. This partnership provides the Center for Secure Information Systems diversification of funding sources to support research and endowment, access to modern equipment, as well as professional resources to stay in focus with the industry's needs. The company benefits by working with the cutting edge of technology at CSIS's research level. It is a partnership, a cooperation where both sides benefit.

Program Overview

Each corporate member is asked to appoint a primary contact person for the Center for Secure Information Systems. Membership thus enables a personal communication link and individualized service to select companies.

Each member corporation is given an opportunity to speak to students and faculty of the center. This introduces the students and CSIS faculty to the partner companies on an informal basis. Representatives are asked to present an overview of their respective companies with a focus on current security research areas and current projects. Speaking to the students and faculty may lead to interest in future research efforts and possible employment opportunities.

Company representatives are encouraged to visit the Center for Secure Information Systems research laboratories and meet with the faculty. Corporate members receive copies of technical papers and reports prepared by CSIS faculty and students. All corporate members are recognized on the Center for Secure Information Systems web site.

Membership & Benefits

There are four levels of membership: Corporate Affiliate, Corporate Supporter, Corporate Associate, and Corporate Partner. The benefits each corporate member receives depends upon the corporate member level. The membership fees are used to support CSIS development, much needed equipment, and research funding.

Corporate Affiliate

Annual contributors of $5,000 and above receive:

  • Recognition on the CSIS web site: listing of company name, logo (if provided), and link to the company's web site
  • Complimentary copies of the CSIS newsletter
  • Access to CSIS publications and documents
  • Opportunity to recruit via job postings on the CSIS web site
  • Opportunity to attend CSIS Seminars and Workshops

Corporate Supporter

Annual contributors of $10,000 and above receive:

  • Everything listed under Corporate Affiliate, above
  • Access to CSIS faculty for seminars
  • Opportunity to describe and present areas of research and interests to the members of CSIS
  • Advance, complimentary copies of technical reports and papers related to member's research interests

Corporate Associate

Annual contributors of $25,000 and above receive:

  • Everything listed under Corporate Supporter and Corporate Affiliate, above
  • Access to the research at the Center for Secure Information Systems
  • An invitation to present an annual technical seminar
  • Access to faculty and students when requested for security related issues and research
  • A site visit from CSIS faculty, upon request
  • Acknowledgement of support in CSIS publications

Corporate Partner

Annual contributors of $50,000 and above receive:

How to Join

For information about joining the Corporate Sponsor Program, please contact us.