Teresa Pereira • Challenges in Information Security Education

Interface Cultures Guestlecture Series

Teresa Pereira // Challenges in Information Security Education

Wednesday, 29th of June 2022 // 11:00 – 12:00

Recently it has been noticed an increased number of cyber-incidents, sometimes causing seriously impact to organizations and governments. Cyberattacks exploits a variety of technological and social vulnerabilities to achieve a malicious objective. The emergence of new and sophisticated Cyberthreats demand very skilled operators with a solid knowledge about concepts and technologies related to Cybersecurity and Cyberdefense. However, the landscape of this base knowledge is very diverse in nature, requiring agile learning methods, besides a very demanding training process limited by the intrinsic technology’s complexity and broad range of application domains. Although existing Cybersecurity and Cyberdefense curricula spans a wide array of topics and training strategies, its programs content lack focus on some particular aspect, like depth of education/training and its link to professional development. This presentation intends to provide some reflections regarding the curricula contents that should be considered when a graduate level curriculum in cybersecurity is designed.

Keywords: Information Security; Cybersecurity training; Curriculum Development.