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Jethwani, Monique M.; Memon, Nasir; Seo, Won; Richer, Ariel – Journal of Educational Computing Research, 2017
Utilizing qualitative data gleaned from focus groups with adolescent girls participating in a cybersecurity summer program (N = 38, mean age = 16.3), this study examines the following research questions: (a) How do adolescent girls perceive the cybersecurity field?; and (b) What are the promising practices that engage girls in cybersecurity…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Females, Computer Security, Focus Groups
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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
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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
Caudle, Daryl L. – ProQuest LLC, 2010
The nation's critical infrastructure, information systems, and telecommunication networks are vulnerable and threatened by an ever-growing number of attacks in cyberspace. An essential element of the nation's comprehensive approach to cybersecurity is the ability for the Department of Defense to protect and defend its information enterprise.…
Descriptors: Information Systems, Organizational Change, Telecommunications, Information Technology
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Shumba, Rose – Journal on Educational Resources in Computing, 2006
In the summer of 2003, a project to augment and improve the teaching of information assurance courses was started at IUP. Thus far, ten hands-on exercises have been developed. The exercises described in this article, and presented in the appendix, are based on actions required to secure a Linux host. Publicly available resources were used to…
Descriptors: Computer Security, Experiential Learning, Computer Software, Open Source Technology