A Draft Model Curriculum for Programs of Study in Information Security and Assurance

Author:
Michael E. Whitman, Ph.D., Herbert J. Mattord
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181.36 kB
Date:
01 July 2004
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As Information Security and Assurance programs are designed and implemented throughout the country, many academicians begin to struggle with the development of this new and exciting curriculum. Information Security represents an area distinct from traditional Information Systems, Computer Science or Information Technology fields, yet shares some of the same challenges in managing a technology based field. Those not familiar with the specifics of the Information Security professional will find it difficult to develop curriculum without outside support. The purpose of this draft model curriculum is to provide best practices and lessons learned from a study of numerous programs throughout the country. It is an ongoing project that welcomes outside input.

A Draft Model Curriculum for Programs of Study in Information Security and Assurance