An Information Security Course: A Possible Antidote to Clueless Students

Author:
Patricia Y. Logan
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01 July 2007
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This paper proposes the inclusion of a required course in information security for university students. College students possess an array of computer hardware, the ability to use Internet resources, and the savvy to find any music, movie, or game online but are ignorant about the fundamentals of information security. Often student computing behavior is reckless and exposes them, their data, and the university network to damage or legal liability. Information security professionals know the value of awareness, training, and education in information security. Awareness programs have not been successful in informing students about the risks they face online and the consequences of their computing behaviors.

An Information Security Course: A Possible Antidote to Clueless Students