Course Development in the Cybersecurity Curriculum

Published in: Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure for Sustainable Cities and Communities: Proceedings of the 17th LACCEI International Multi-Conference for Engineering, Education and Technology
Date of Conference: July 24-26, 2019
Location of Conference: Montego Bay, Jamaica
Authors: Ingrid Buckley (Florida Gulf Coast University, US)
Janusz Zalewski (Florida Gulf Coast University, US)
(Florida Gulf Coast University)
Full Paper: #238


The paper offers a discussion of fundamental concepts of cybersecurity, aimed at use in technical education at the college level. After outlining some of the existing approaches to curriculum design, as presented in guidelines developed by professional organizations, the authors address the issue of teaching basic concepts and principles of cybersecurity, with examples from their own courses in the undergraduate software engineering program at Florida Gulf Coast University.