Document Type

Article

Date

1997

Embargo Period

1-2012

Keywords

Information security, Higher education, Evaluation of computer security, Evaluation of information security, Engineering education, Outcomes-based assessment

Language

English

Disciplines

Education | Electrical and Computer Engineering

Description/Abstract

This paper puts forward a case for an educational initiative in information security at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. Its focus is on the need for such education, the desired educational outcomes, and how the outcomes may be assessed. A basic thesis of this paper is that the goals, methods, and evaluation techniques of information and computer security are consistent with and supportive of the stated goals of engineering education and the growing movement for outcomes-based assessment in higher education.

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