Background to the development of a curriculum for the history of “cyber” and “communications” security

Caelli, William, Liu, Vicky, & Longley, Dennis (2013) Background to the development of a curriculum for the history of “cyber” and “communications” security. In Dodge Jr., R.C. & Futcher, L. (Eds.) Information Assurance and Security Education and Training: 8th IFIP WG 11.8 World Conference on Information Security Education, WISE 8 Proceedings [IFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology, Volume 406], Springer, Auckland, New Zealand, pp. 39-47.

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For any discipline to be regarded as a professional undertaking by which its members may be treated as true “professionals” in a specific area, practitioners must clearly understand that discipline’s history as well as the place and significance of that history in current practice as well as its relevance to available technologies and artefacts at the time. This is common for many professional disciplines such as medicine, pharmacy, engineering, law and so on but not yet, this paper submits, in information technology. Based on twenty five elapsed years of experience in developing and delivering Cybersecurity courses at undergraduate and postgraduate levels, this paper proposes a rationale and set of differing perspectives for the planning and development of curricula relevant to the delivery of appropriate courses in the history of cybersecurity or information assurance to information and communications technology (ICT) students and thus to potential information technology professionals.

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ID Code: 60549
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
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Keywords: information assurance education, cybersecurity education, data network security, Internet security, history of computing, history of communications technology, information security, convergence., HERN
DOI: 10.1007/978-3-642-39377-8_5
ISBN: 978-3-642-39376-1
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > INFORMATION AND COMPUTING SCIENCES (080000) > DISTRIBUTED COMPUTING (080500) > Networking and Communications (080503)
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Electrical Engineering & Computer Science
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
Copyright Owner: Copyright IFIP International Federation for Information Processing 2013
Deposited On: 30 May 2013 23:20
Last Modified: 29 Aug 2013 00:58

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