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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
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
Morsey, Christopher – ProQuest LLC, 2017
In the critical infrastructure world, many critical infrastructure sectors use a Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) system. The sectors that use SCADA systems are the electric power, nuclear power and water. These systems are used to control, monitor and extract data from the systems that give us all the ability to light our homes…
Descriptors: Information Security, Computer Security, National Security, Energy
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
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
Parry, Marc – Chronicle of Higher Education, 2009
If you work at a community college that teaches cybersecurity, it pays to be located in the backyard of a spy agency. Just don't ask Kelly A. Koermer, administrator of the Anne Arundel Community College, what's inside those dark towers at Fort Meade. She points out other highlights of the restricted region: an employees-only exit off the highway,…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Internet, Computer Security, National Security
US Department of Homeland Security, 2010
Critical infrastructure and key resources (CIKR) provide the essential services that support basic elements of American society. Compromise of these CIKR could disrupt key government and industry activities, facilities, and systems, producing cascading effects throughout the Nation's economy and society and profoundly affecting the national…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Research and Development, National Security, Information Management
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Blezard, Rob – Community College Journal, 2002
Discusses ways in which community colleges are lending their expertise and experience to help make the nation safer after the September 11th attacks. Reports that community colleges are instituting public safety and cybersecurity measures on their campuses and teaching others to do the same. Adds that community colleges are also training public…
Descriptors: College Role, Community Colleges, Computer Security, Crime
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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
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
US Department of Homeland Security, 2009
The overarching goal of the National Infrastructure Protection Plan (NIPP) is to build a safer, more secure, and more resilient America by preventing, deterring, neutralizing, or mitigating the effects of deliberate efforts by terrorists to destroy, incapacitate, or exploit elements of our Nation's critical infrastructure and key resources (CIKR)…
Descriptors: National Security, Resources, Terrorism, Natural Disasters