Two models of a cryptography and computer security class in a liberal arts context

Suzanne Fox Buchele
2013 Proceeding of the 44th ACM technical symposium on Computer science education - SIGCSE '13  
The critical need for computer security concepts to be taught in the undergraduate computer science curriculum is evident from current news stories, curricular guidelines, and government initiatives. Beginning to teach a standalone computer security course can be daunting, especially for instructors with little or no background or formal education in computer security. An elective course in cryptography and computer security was developed that matched the talents of the professor and the
more » ... es and context of the two Universities and departments in which it was taught. Two models of the course evolved: an elective semester-long computer science and mathematics cross-listed course, and an elective summer computer science course with significant handson laboratory exercises. Either course may be used as a model for an accessible course offering involving computer security.
doi:10.1145/2445196.2445360 dblp:conf/sigcse/Buchele13 fatcat:w5ze4ivkjzgwniqvt7dmclhmeq