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Alexander, Rodney T. – ProQuest LLC, 2017
Organizational computing devices are increasingly becoming targets of cyber-attacks, and organizations have become dependent on the safety and security of their computer networks and their organizational computing devices. Business and government often use defense in-depth information assurance measures such as firewalls, intrusion detection…
Descriptors: Information Security, Statistical Analysis, Computers, Computer Security
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Lukowiak, Marcin; Radziszowski, Stanislaw; Vallino, James; Wood, Christopher – ACM Transactions on Computing Education, 2014
With the continuous growth of cyberinfrastructure throughout modern society, the need for secure computing and communication is more important than ever before. As a result, there is also an increasing need for entry-level developers who are capable of designing and building practical solutions for systems with stringent security requirements.…
Descriptors: Computer Security, Computers, Computer Software, Computer Science Education
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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
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Basham, Matt – Community College Journal, 2003
Analyzes the impact of the U.S. Patriot Act on educational institutions, particularly in the area of information technology security. Warns that the Act could impact distance learning and campus Internet service providers, and that lawsuits are being filed against universities for having lax cybersecurity. Makes suggestions for dealing with these…
Descriptors: Civil Liberties, Community Colleges, Computer Security, Computers
American Association of Community Colleges, Washington, DC. – 2002
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…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Computer Security, Computers, Crime
Executive Office of the President, 2010
This report is prepared by the President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST) acting in its role as the President's Innovation and Technology Advisory Council (PITAC). This report fulfills PCAST's responsibilities under Executive Order 13539 and the High-Performance Computing Act of 1991 (Public Law 102-194) as amended by the…
Descriptors: Research and Development, Federal Programs, Federal Aid, Information Technology