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See discussions, stats, and author profiles for this publication at: The role of cyber-security in information technology education Conference Paper · October 2011 DOI: 10.1145/2047594.2047628 · Source: DBLP CITATIONS 40 READS 5,384 3 authors: Some of the authors of this publication are also working on these related projects: Solid-state permanent digital data storage View project IT Education View project Dale C Rowe Brigham Young University - Provo Main Campus 29 PUBLICATIONS 327 CITATIONS SEE PROFILE Barry M. Lunt Brigham Young University - Provo Main Campus 113 PUBLICATIONS 617 CITATIONS SEE PROFILE Joseph J. Ekstrom Brigham Young University - Provo Main Campus 53 PUBLICATIONS 261 CITATIONS SEE PROFILE All content following this page was uploaded by Joseph J. Ekstrom on 03 June 2014. The user has requested enhancement of the downloaded file.
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The Role of Cyber-Security in Information Technology Education Dale C. Rowe Ph.D. Brigham Young University Information Technology Program Provo, Utah +1 (801) 422 6051 [email protected] Barry M. Lunt Ph.D. Brigham Young University Information Technology Program Provo, Utah +1 (801) 422 2264 [email protected] Joseph J. Ekstrom Ph.D. Brigham Young University Information Technology Program Provo, Utah +1 (801) 422 1839 [email protected] ABSTRACT Recent reports indicate a shortage of approximately 20,000- 30,000 qualified cyber-security specialists in the US Public Sector alone despite being one of the best financially compensated technology-related domains. Against ever evolving cyber-threats the need to graduate students skilled in the concepts and technologies of cyber-security is becoming a critical responsibility of academic institutions in order to help preserve the sovereignty of the US and her allies. This paper discusses the role of cyber-security in an IT education context and explains why IT programs should champion this topic. The relationship between Information Assurance and Security as a currently recognized discipline within IT and advanced cyber-security topics are presented. Recommendations for the placement and structure of a cyber-security emphasis within a curriculum are presented using an adaptable framework that we have named “Prepare, Defend, Act.” We rationalize and discuss this framework along with teaching methods we have found to be effective in helping students maximize their cyber-security learning experience. Finally, four recommendations are proposed that we invite IT program-offering institutions to review. Categories and Subject Descriptors K.3.0 [Computers and Education]: General General Terms Security; Standardization Keywords Information Technology; Model Curriculum; Cyber Security; Information Assurance and Security 1. INTRODUCTION Is cyber-security real and what is its role within Information Technology? What differences and relationships exist between Information Assurance and Security and cyber-security? These are questions that have recently been the topic of some research and analysis within Brigham Young University’s IT Program.
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