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Knapp, Kenneth J.; Maurer, Christopher; Plachkinova, Miloslava – Journal of Information Systems Education, 2017
Much has been published about developing a cybersecurity curriculum for institutes of higher learning (IHL). Now that a growing number of IHLs globally offer such programs, a need exists on how to guide, maintain, and improve the relevancy of existing curricula. Just as cybersecurity professionals must be hone their skills continually to keep with…
Descriptors: Information Security, Computer Security, Computer Science Education, Certification
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Pawlowski, Suzanne D.; Jung, Yoonhyuk – Journal of Information Systems Education, 2015
Cybersecurity has become an essential topic in introductory information systems (IS) core courses. As an aid to course design, the exploratory research in this paper uses a social representations lens to elucidate the perceptions of cybersecurity and cybersecurity threats held by students. Analysis of qualitative survey data from 152 students at a…
Descriptors: Information Security, Information Science Education, Information Systems, Qualitative Research
Stevenson, Gregory V. – ProQuest LLC, 2017
Rationale: Former President Barack Obama's $3.9 trillion for the 2015 fiscal year budget request included a $2.9 billion investment in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) education. Research then showed that the national spending for cybersecurity has exceeded $10.7 billion in the 2015 fiscal year. Nonetheless, the number of…
Descriptors: Computer Security, Qualitative Research, Case Studies, STEM Education
Walton, Marquetta – ProQuest LLC, 2016
The effectiveness of U.S. cyber-capabilities can have a serious effect on the cyber-security stance of the US and significantly impact how well U.S. critical infrastructures are protected. The problem is that the state of the U.S. cyber-security could be negatively impacted by the dependency that the US displays in its use of defensive…
Descriptors: Technological Literacy, Computer Security, Information Security, Qualitative Research
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Harris, Mark A.; Patten, Karen P. – Journal of Information Systems Education, 2015
Recent high profile hackings have cost companies millions of dollars resulting in an increasing priority to protect government and business data. Universities are under increased pressure to produce graduates with better security knowledge and skills, particularly emerging cybersecurity skills. Although accredited undergraduate computing programs…
Descriptors: Taxonomy, Computer Security, Curriculum Development, Undergraduate Study
Newmeyer, Kevin Patrick – ProQuest LLC, 2014
Developing nations have been slow to develop and implement cybersecurity strategies despite a growing threat to governance and public security arising from an increased dependency on Internet-connected systems in the developing world and rising cybercrime. Using a neorealist theoretical framework that draws from Gilpin and Waltz, this qualitative…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Developing Nations, Computer Security, Information Security
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
Curtis, Scipiaruth Kendall – ProQuest LLC, 2012
The continual emergence of technologies has infiltrated government and industry business infrastructures, requiring reforming organizations and fragile network infrastructures. Emerging technologies necessitates countermeasures, commitment to cybersecurity and information technology governance for organization's survivability and sustainability.…
Descriptors: Computer Security, Information Technology, Governance, Case Studies
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Fitzgerald, Brian K.; Barkanic, Steve; Cardenas-Navia, Isabel; Elzey, Karen; Hughes, Debbie; Troyan, Danielle – Industry and Higher Education, 2015
BHEF has achieved particular success in operationalizing its National Higher Education and Workforce Initiative (HEWI) in Maryland focusing on cybersecurity. Leveraging its membership of corporate CEOs, university presidents and government agency leaders, BHEF partnered with the University System of Maryland to build a system-wide response to the…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Labor Force Development, Internet, Computer Security
Stark, Adam – ProQuest LLC, 2017
This case study research explored the cybersecurity systems and training and education of IT professionals at a member college of the Florida College System. Thematic analysis was utilized to analyze interview transcripts of 6 respondents. A more descriptive analysis was completed using the survey responses from 15 respondents. From this analysis…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Information Security, Computer Security, Information Technology