Visible to the public The Case for Depth in Cybersecurity Education

TitleThe Case for Depth in Cybersecurity Education
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2014
AuthorsManson, Daniel, Pike, Ronald
JournalACM Inroads
Keywordscybersecurity, depth, Education

In his book Outliers, Malcom Gladwell describes the 10,000-Hour Rule, a key to success in any field, as simply a matter of practicing a specific task that can be accomplished with 20 hours of work a week for 10 years [10]. Ongoing changes in technology and national security needs require aspiring excellent cybersecurity professionals to set a goal of 10,000 hours of relevant, hands-on skill development. The education system today is ill prepared to meet the challenge of producing an adequate number of cybersecurity professionals, but programs that use competitions and learning environments that teach depth are filling this void.

Citation KeyManson:2014:CDC:2568195.2568212