Injecting Information Security in Core CS Courses: Methods, Challenges, and Impact

Author:
Mohamed R. Chouchane
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01 July 2009
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We argue that information security can and should be covered in the majority of core computer science courses, both at the undergraduate and the graduate level. One benefit of taking this approach is to strengthen our student's understanding of the various security problems in computing, as well as eliminating many of the security-critical computing habits that are often reported to be had by many IT professionals (especially the production of vulnerable software) early by educating our computer science students, from the very beginning, on the need to keep security in mind when using, designing, developing, and maintaining computing resources.

Injecting Information Security in Core CS Courses: Methods, Challenges, and Impact