An Online Learning Approach to Information Systems Security Education

Author:
Norman Bier, Marsha Lovett, Robert Seacord
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234.45 kB
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01 July 2011
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The demand for information systems security education has never been higher, while the availability of high-quality information systems security instruction and of well-qualified instructors are both extremely limited. Meeting the demand requires converting teaching from an individual activity to a community-based research activity. As a result, Carnegie Mellon University’s Open Learning Initiative and the Software Engineering Institute’s CERT® Program have collaborated in the development of an online secure coding module that exemplifies how to capture expert content, ensure high-quality learning, and scale to meet rapidly growing demand. This paper describes this effort and how high-quality information systems security instruction can be scaled to meet existing and projected demand.

An Online Learning Approach to Information Systems Security Education