An Analysis of the State of Cyber Security Education in America

Author:
W.V. Maconachy, Ph.D., Jennifer Duryea, Peter Starland
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01 July 2009
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This paper discusses the need to develop a common understanding of a curriculum which prepares students to practice in the field of Information Assurance (IA). A study of public documents, congressional hearings, published papers and conference presentations regarding the state of cyber security in America was conducted to discover commonality regarding cyber security education and training. The document review discovered, within academia, information assurance education is not consistently approached; there is a lack of definition and corresponding need for specificity regarding information assurance curriculum. Furthermore, a nearly decade long government call to action for academia to produce increasing numbers of information assurance professionals may not have come to full fruition.

An Analysis of the State of Cyber Security Education in America