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Information security curriculum creation: a case study

Information security curriculum creation: a case study,10.1145/1059524.1059537,Bradley Bogolea,Kay Wijekumar

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Information Security is a critical part of the technology infrastructure. A survey of undergraduate degree programs in Computer Science, Information Technology, Management Information Science, and others show a lack of emphasis on security issues in their curriculum. The purpose of this paper is to present a case study on our approach to creating an undergraduate curriculum that will enhance existing degree programs in Computer Science and Information Technology to provide an increased awareness of Information Security concepts. Our rationale includes: research on existing Information Security programs, review of other Information Security curriculum development efforts, assessments and surveys of workforce needs in Information Technology pertaining to security, applying government directives, and the process of creating a curriculum to address the discovered gaps. Our approach is unique in its usage of surveys of Information Technology professionals, interviews with professionals, and a comprehensive survey of workforce needs in Information Security along with a review of other curriculum development efforts. From this case study, we will be able to suggest and define an Information Security curriculum that will best answer today's security challenges.
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