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Author Endicott-Popovsky, Barbara E. ♦ Popovsky, Viatcheslav M.
Source ACM Digital Library
Content type Text
Publisher Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)
File Format PDF
Language English
Subject Keyword Education and workforce development ♦ Pedagogy ♦ Cybersecurity
Abstract Nowhere is the problem of lack of human capital more keenly felt than in the field of cybersecurity where the numbers and quality of well-trained graduates are woefully lacking [10]. In 2005, the National Academy of Sciences indicted the US education system as the culprit contributing to deficiencies in our technical workforce, sounding the alarm that we are at risk of losing our competitive edge [14]. While the government has made cybersecurity education a national priority, seeking to stimulate university and community college production of information assurance (IA) expertise, they still have thousands of IA jobs going unfilled. The big question for the last decade [17] has been 'where will we find the talent we need?' In this article, we describe one university's approach to begin addressing this problem and discuss an innovative curricular model that holistically develops future cybersecurity professionals.
Description Affiliation: University of Washington, Seattle, Washington (Endicott-Popovsky, Barbara E.) || University of Idaho, Moscow, Idaho (Popovsky, Viatcheslav M.)
Age Range 18 to 22 years ♦ above 22 year
Educational Use Research
Education Level UG and PG
Learning Resource Type Article
Publisher Date 2013-12-01
Publisher Place New York
Journal Inroads
Volume Number 5
Issue Number 1
Page Count 12
Starting Page 57
Ending Page 68


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Source: ACM Digital Library