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Bicak, Ali; Liu, Michelle; Murphy, Diane – Information Systems Education Journal, 2015
The cybersecurity curriculum has grown dramatically over the past decade: once it was just a couple of courses in a computer science graduate program. Today cybersecurity is introduced at the high school level, incorporated into undergraduate computer science and information systems programs, and has resulted in a variety of cybersecurity-specific…
Descriptors: Information Security, Curriculum Design, Computer Science, Graduate Study
National Academies Press, 2013
"Professionalizing the Nation's Cybersecurity Workforce? Criteria for Decision-Making" considers approaches to increasing the professionalization of the nation's cybersecurity workforce. This report examines workforce requirements for cybersecurity and the segments and job functions in which professionalization is most needed;…
Descriptors: Labor Force Development, Information Security, Information Technology, Private Sector
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Berson, Michael J.; Berson, Ilene R. – Social Education, 2014
Educators have been increasingly sensitized to the role of schools in developing students' cyberethics, cybercitizenship, and cybersafety, which have emerged as one of the most pressing and yet unexplored areas of education. The Department of Defense has identified challenges to cybersecurity infrastructure as a significant risk for the…
Descriptors: Bullying, Computer Mediated Communication, School Role, School Safety
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Calhoun, Cheryl D. – Community College Journal of Research and Practice, 2017
The main goal of this project is to expand cybersecurity curriculum. This was accomplished by developing six new courses. The curriculum for each course utilized a common online course for all class formats including web-enhanced, hybrid, or online. In this article, we will discuss the online components used, faculty professional development, and…
Descriptors: Blended Learning, Information Security, Community Colleges, Information Technology
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Salah, Khaled; Hammoud, Mohammad; Zeadally, Sherali – IEEE Transactions on Learning Technologies, 2015
Cloud computing platforms can be highly attractive to conduct course assignments and empower students with valuable and indispensable hands-on experience. In particular, the cloud can offer teaching staff and students (whether local or remote) on-demand, elastic, dedicated, isolated, (virtually) unlimited, and easily configurable virtual machines.…
Descriptors: Computer Security, Information Storage, Computer Science Education, Undergraduate Students
Business-Higher Education Forum, 2014
The Business-Higher Education Forum (BHEF) has achieved particular success in operationalizing the National Higher Education and Workforce Initiative (HEWI) in Maryland around cybersecurity. Leveraging its membership of corporate CEOs, university presidents, and government agency leaders, BHEF partnered with the University System of Maryland to…
Descriptors: Internet, Computer Security, Corporations, College Presidents
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Li, Chengcheng – Journal of Information Technology Education: Innovations in Practice, 2015
As both the frequency and the severity of network breaches have increased in recent years, it is essential that cybersecurity is incorporated into the core of business operations. Evidence from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2012) indicates that there is, and will continue to be, a severe shortage of cybersecurity…
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Computer Security, Internet, Computer Networks
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Wong, Wylie – Community College Journal, 2015
Community colleges are using grants and workforce partnerships to train a new generation of technology workers. In September, the Obama administration awarded $450 million in grants to nearly 270 community colleges that have partnered with more than 400 employers nationally. It was the final installment of a four-year, $2 billion competitive grant…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Two Year Colleges, Higher Education, Partnerships in Education
Salomon-Fernandez, Yves – New England Journal of Higher Education, 2014
Within the information technology sector, cybersecurity is considered its own supersector. As information becomes increasingly digitized and a growing array of transactions can be completed in the cloud, people, governments and enterprises become increasingly more vulnerable. The Identity Theft Resources Center (ITRC) reports nearly 5,000 breaches…
Descriptors: Information Technology, Information Security, Community Colleges, Universities
Barkanic, Stephen – Business-Higher Education Forum, 2016
The United States faces a pressing national security and competitiveness challenge rooted in a shortage of a diverse, highly skilled workforce, particularly in vital cross-disciplinary fields such as data science and analytics, cybersecurity, and information technology. To address this challenge, Business-Higher Education Forum (BHEF) launched the…
Descriptors: Alignment (Education), Postsecondary Education, Labor Needs, Strategic Planning
Swanson, Dewey; Gusev, Dmitri A. – Association Supporting Computer Users in Education, 2016
Purdue Polytechnic has several locations in the state of Indiana offering students a chance to get a Purdue degree. The Computer and Information Technology (CIT) department offers the CIT degree at three sites in Indiana: Anderson, Columbus and Kokomo. CIT offers several potential majors including Cybersecurity, Network Engineering, Systems…
Descriptors: Computer Science Education, Postsecondary Education, Higher Education, Networks
Morrison, Ira L. – New England Journal of Higher Education, 2017
This article describes the expansion of the main campus of the Sacred Heart University (SHU) (Connecticut), with the recent purchase of 66-acres of space (former G.E. headquarters site). SHU named this new space their West Campus and it will used to house their School of Computing, (computer engineering, computer gaming and cybersecurity) and new…
Descriptors: Multicampus Colleges, School Expansion, Church Related Colleges, Catholic Schools
Stuart, Reginald – Diverse: Issues in Higher Education, 2012
When academic leaders across the nation talk informally about institutions noted for innovative academic programs and securing choice internships and jobs for students and faculty, Fayetteville State University (FSU) in North Carolina isn't on the radar. With a new, evolving focus on cybersecurity and disaster management, FSU, a historically Black…
Descriptors: Black Colleges, National Security, Academic Achievement, Internship Programs
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Fitzgerald, Brian K.; Barkanic, Steve; Cardenas-Navia, Isabel; Elzey, Karen; Hughes, Debbie; Kashiri, Erica; Troyan, Danielle – Industry and Higher Education, 2014
Partnerships between higher education and business have long been an important part of the academic landscape, but often they are based on shorter-term transactional objectives rather than on longer-term strategic goals. BHEF's National Higher Education and Workforce Initiative brings together business and academia at the institutional,…
Descriptors: School Business Relationship, Partnerships in Education, Computer Security, STEM Education
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Cifuentes, Laurent; Mercer, Rene; Alverez, Omar; Bettati, Riccardo – TechTrends: Linking Research and Practice to Improve Learning, 2010
We report on the design, development, implementation, and evaluation of a case-based instructional environment designed for learning network engineering skills for cybersecurity. We describe the societal problem addressed, the theory-based solution, and the preliminary testing and evaluation of that solution. We identify an architecture for…
Descriptors: Case Method (Teaching Technique), Problem Solving, Scaffolding (Teaching Technique), Instructional Design
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