Is it Safe? Information Security Education: Are We Teaching a Dangerous Subject?

Author:
Patricia Y. Logan, Ph.D., Allen Clarkson
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159.07 kB
Date:
01 July 2004
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Teaching computer science at the university level presents areas of potential conflict with computer services and their responsibility for delivering a secure network environment. This conflict is particularly evident in the case of computer security study where the use of course related tools may violate Acceptable Use Policies (AUPs) for the university network. Computer Science departments need to be accountable to the university community at large for the tools of instruction in these classes – particularly tools that will violate policies, such as key loggers, password cracking tools or vulnerability assessment software – and need to take measures to isolate those students, control the classroom activity and coordinate with computing services staff to preserve the integrity of the University computer network.

Is it Safe? Information Security Education: Are We Teaching a Dangerous Subject?