Designing a Security Thread in Computing Curricula

Author:
Ju An Wang, Max North, Sarah North
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336.52 kB
Date:
01 July 2008
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Information security is one of the pervasive themes in computing curriculum. As computing security becomes more important in all sectors of society, so does the preparation of our students with knowledge and understanding of critical security concepts, methodologies, and techniques. Unfortunately, despite the deep and pervasive impact of security, undergraduate computing curricula and programs today often look much as it did several decades ago. We want to infuse information security into our computing curriculum, and we found a good model for doing that. This paper introduces the Threads model for computing curriculum originated from Georgia Tech’s College of Computing, an innovative way to restructuring computing curriculum.

Designing a Security Thread in Computing Curricula