The Need for Information Assurance Curriculum Standards

Author:
Carol Taylor, Jim Alves-Foss
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01 July 2005
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In this paper we discuss the need for an Information Assurance (IA) curriculum standard for college level IA programs. Existing IA standards emphasize professional training as opposed to education, and are not general enough for typical undergraduate programs. We present curriculum development efforts from colleges based on existing standards, which demonstrates the problems with these standards. We propose a process for the creation of a standardized IA curriculum that could serve as a model for college IA programs. The process for designing a standardized IA model is based on a successful curriculum design model from MIT.

The Need for Information Assurance Curriculum Standards