Cybersecurity Index for undergraduate computer science courses in the UK

Ruiz, Natasha, Shukla, Pancham and Kazemian, Hassan (2020) Cybersecurity Index for undergraduate computer science courses in the UK. Journal of Applied Security Research, 16 (4). pp. 456-469. ISSN 1936-1629

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The paper proposes a novel index to classify how well UK Computer Science courses articulate cybersecurity-related content through their course/module pages. The aim of this work is to raise awareness among British Universities to pay more attention to include and standardize cybersecurity content in computer science courses. Our results show that 80% of analyzed courses scored 1 or 2-stars on a 5-Stars scale. The results also suggest the need for a formal delivery of cybersecurity content from the first year of the courses and possibly in a collaborative manner with the British Computer Society (BCS). To emphasize cybersecurity education in mitigating security lapses, the analogy is: it is better if most people know how to use a match than to train many fire-fighters.

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Uncontrolled Keywords: Cybersecurity Index; computer science; undergraduate, human factors; cybersecurity education; IT education
Subjects: 000 Computer science, information & general works
Department: School of Computing and Digital Media
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Depositing User: Pub Router
Date Deposited: 11 Sep 2020 13:51
Last Modified: 13 Sep 2021 09:15


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