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Pittman, Jason M.; Pike, Ronald E. – Information Systems Education Journal, 2016
This paper reports on the design and implementation of a cybersecurity camp offered as a cybersecurity learning experience to a group of female and male high school students. Students ranged in grade level from freshmen to senior. Student demographics, including any existing pre-requisite knowledge, were unknown to camp designers prior to the…
Descriptors: Peer Relationship, Cooperative Learning, High School Students, Observation
White, Jautau Kelton – ProQuest LLC, 2017
Current cybersecurity measures have become a major concern for commercial organizations in the United States. As the cyber-attack landscape expands and the skills and knowledge of the cyber-attacker become broader, the current measures that are taken and the laws structured around them are making it increasingly difficult for commercial…
Descriptors: Information Security, Computer Security, Computer Networks, Crime
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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
Wilson, Joe M. – ProQuest LLC, 2013
This dissertation uses design science research and engineering to develop a cloud-based simulator for modeling next-generation cybersecurity protection frameworks in the United States. The claim is made that an agile and neutral framework extending throughout the cyber-threat plane is needed for critical infrastructure protection (CIP). This…
Descriptors: Computer Security, Information Security, Engineering, Computer Simulation
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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
Giacobe, Nicklaus A. – ProQuest LLC, 2013
Cyber-security involves the monitoring a complex network of inter-related computers to prevent, identify and remediate from undesired actions. This work is performed in organizations by human analysts. These analysts monitor cyber-security sensors to develop and maintain situation awareness (SA) of both normal and abnormal activities that occur on…
Descriptors: Computer Security, Crime Prevention, Computer Networks, Risk Management
Fees, Rachel E.; da Rosa, Jennifer A.; Durkin, Sarah S.; Murray, Mark M.; Moran, Angela L. – Online Submission, 2018
The United States Naval Academy (USNA) STEM Center for Education and Outreach addresses an urgent Navy and national need for more young people to pursue careers in STEM fields through world-wide outreach to 17,000 students and 900 teachers per year. To achieve this mission, the STEM Center has developed a hands-on and inquiry-based methodology to…
Descriptors: Computer Science Education, STEM Education, Computer Security, Experiential Learning
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Williams, Cheryl S.; Krueger, Keith R. – T.H.E. Journal, 2005
Most educators have little experience or expertise in cybersecurity. Yet, it is one of the most pressing vulnerabilities in today's society. Beyond simply being aware of this vulnerability, educational leaders must ask themselves: What is an effective strategy for managing cybersecurity concerns? Whom do you trust to give you the best information?…
Descriptors: Boards of Education, Computer Security, Crime, School Districts
Nedyalkova, Anna; Bakardjieva, Teodora; Nedyalkov, Krasimir – International Association for Development of the Information Society, 2016
This paper suggests digital approaches in university management. Digital transformation requires leadership that can maintain and balance competing interests from faculty, administrators, students and others. The team of Varna Free University designed a flexible proper solution VFU SMART STUDENT aiming at lower operating costs and better…
Descriptors: Information Security, Information Systems, Computer Networks, Guidelines
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Luker, Mark A. – EDUCAUSE Review, 2004
The Homepage column in the March/April 2003 issue of "EDUCAUSE Review" explained the national implication of security vulnerabilities in higher education and the role of the EDUCAUSE/Internet2 Computer and Network Security Task Force in representing the higher education sector in the development of the National Strategy to Secure Cyberspace. Among…
Descriptors: Law Enforcement, Higher Education, National Security, Computer Security
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Silverstone, Ariel – EDUCAUSE Quarterly, 2004
In academic settings, battling Internet threats and coming out unscathed is uncommon. Unfortunately, on many college campuses cyber-security concerns rarely extend beyond the IT staff and are addressed in a disparate, ad-hoc fashion. Yet, while many universities and large corporations were hit hard by the recent NetSky and Sasser worms, fewer than…
Descriptors: Campuses, Academic Freedom, Computer Security, Educational Technology
Borja, Rhea R. – Education Week, 2006
While schools rightly fear break-ins to their computer systems by professional criminals, students are increasingly giving educators almost as much to worry about. Reports of students' gaining access to school networks to change grades, delete teachers' files, or steal data are becoming more common, experts say, and many districts remain highly…
Descriptors: Computer Security, Computer Networks, Students, Crime