ERIC Number: ED473675
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2002-Jun-26
Protecting Information: The Role of Community Colleges in Cybersecurity Education. A Report from a Workshop Sponsored by the National Science Foundation and the American Association of Community Colleges (Washington, DC, June 26-28, 2002).
American Association of Community Colleges, Washington, DC.
The education and training of the cybersecurity workforce is an essential element in protecting the nation's computer and information systems. On June 26-28, 2002, the National Science Foundation supported a cybersecurity education workshop hosted by the American Association of Community Colleges. The goals of the workshop were to map out the role of the community college in this effort and to specify the community college's unique contribution to the preparation of cybersecurity professionals at all levels. The Computer Security Agency and the FBI issued an annual report on security trends and issues. Some of the issues confirmed by the 2002 report are: (1) organizations continue to be under cyber attack from both inside and outside their perimeters; (2) 74% of organizations cite their Internet connections as the most frequent points of attack, while 33% cite their internal systems as the points of attack; (3) 90% of all respondents had detected security breaches within the last 12 months; and (4) attacks occur despite a wide range of security technologies: 89% of respondents had firewalls, 82% had some sort of access control, and 38% used digital signatures. This report includes recommendations for integrating standards and certification into courses and programs, and for ensuring that cybersecurity professionals are qualified upon completion of programs. Appended are: Workshop Agenda; Keynote Speaker Bibliographies; Cybersecurity Education Resources; and a list of workshop participants. (Contains 163 references and resource contacts.) (Author/NB)
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Computer Security, Computers, Crime, Crime Prevention, Information Science, Information Technology, Internet, Job Training, Law Enforcement, Security Personnel, Technical Education, Two Year Colleges, Vandalism, World Wide Web
For full text: http://www.aacc.nche.edu/cybersecurity.
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Science Foundation, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: American Association of Community Colleges, Washington, DC.