A Proposed Curriculum in Cybersecurity Education Targeting Homeland Security Students

Gary C. Kessler, James D. Ramsay
2014 2014 47th Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences  
Homeland Security (HS) is a growing field of study in the U.S. today, generally covering risk management, terrorism studies, policy development, and other topics related to the broad field. Information security threats to both the public and private sectors are growing in intensity, frequency, and severity, and are a very real threat to the security of the nation. While there are many models for information security education at all levels of higher education, these programs are invariably
more » ... are invariably offered as a technical course of study; these curricula are generally not well suited to HS students. As a result, information systems and cybersecurity principles are underrepresented in the typical HS program. The authors propose a course of study in cybersecurity designed to capitalize on the intellectual strengths of students in this discipline and that are consistent with the broad suite of professional needs in this discipline.
doi:10.1109/hicss.2014.605 dblp:conf/hicss/KesslerR14 fatcat:u7tcownkvjaphhmhicy4rz52ky