Visible to the public A Proposed Curriculum in Cybersecurity Education Targeting Homeland Security Students

TitleA Proposed Curriculum in Cybersecurity Education Targeting Homeland Security Students
Publication TypeConference Paper
Year of Publication2014
AuthorsKessler, G.C., Ramsay, J.D.
Conference NameSystem Sciences (HICSS), 2014 47th Hawaii International Conference on
Date PublishedJan
Keywordscomputer aided instruction, computer security, Computers, cyber security principles, cybersecurity education, Cyberspace, Education, educational courses, further education, higher education, Homeland security education, homeland security students, HS, Information security, information security education, Information systems, policy development, private sectors, proposed curriculum, public sectors, risk management, security of data, Terrorism, terrorism studies

Homeland Security (HS) is a growing field of study in the U.S. today, generally covering risk management, terrorism studies, policy development, and other topics related to the broad field. Information security threats to both the public and private sectors are growing in intensity, frequency, and severity, and are a very real threat to the security of the nation. While there are many models for information security education at all levels of higher education, these programs are invariably offered as a technical course of study, these curricula are generally not well suited to HS students. As a result, information systems and cyber security principles are under represented in the typical HS program. The authors propose a course of study in cyber security designed to capitalize on the intellectual strengths of students in this discipline and that are consistent with the broad suite of professional needs in this discipline.

Citation Key6759208