The Role of Cyber-Security in Information Technology Education

  • This paper discusses the role of cyber-security in an IT education context and explains why IT programs should champion this topic. The relationship between Information Assurance and Security as a currently recognized discipline within IT and advanced cyber-security topics are presented. Recommendations for the placement and structure of a cyber-security emphasis within a curriculum are presented using an adaptable framework that we have named “Prepare, Defend, Act”. We rationalize and discuss this framework along with teaching methods we have found to be effective in helping students maximize their cyber-security learning experience. Finally, four recommendations are proposed that we invite IT program-offering institutions to review.

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    United States , New York·October 19 - 22, 2011

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