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Security Education

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2006 Annual Conference & Exposition


Chicago, Illinois

Publication Date

June 18, 2006

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June 18, 2006

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June 21, 2006



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Information Systems

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11.1109.1 - 11.1109.14



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Tim Lin California State Polytechnic University-Pomona

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Saeed Monemi California State Polytechnic University-Pomona

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Security Education Abstract:

Network security and computer security are usually hot topics whenever any intrusion incidents cause system crash and loss of work time in big corporations. In engineering colleges however security is usually a topic with least or incompatible attention.

The author has taught many upper division classes in college and also graduate course(s) and has been trying to imbue and enhance the courses with the security component. For example, C / C++ programming course was enhanced with basic ciphering like Caeasr cipher, Java programming was enhanced with Java security concepts, OS course was enhanced with the coverage of access control, buffer overflow, malicious software, etc., network course was enhanced with the coverage of insecure protocol and secure protocol etc. The author will discuss how security education can be enhanced in many college courses below.

1. Introduction

Whether caused by so many news worthy security incidents or not, security education has become a trend either as a major, a certificate program, a curriculum, or as modules to enhance the current curriculum nowadays.

Security education papers

It was worth noting that security education is noted and discussed in ASEE papers as well as by SEI of CMU (CMU has been holding some boot camp in summers on security education workshops of faculties).

In ASEE 2004, there were papers on building undergraduate security curriculum1 or graduate certificate in information assurance2.

In ASEE 2005, there was a paper on the security as a component of wireless communications program3.

Carnegie Mellon University, famous for their software engineering and quality assurance standards in SEI, had recently established a Survivability and Information Assurance curriculum4 of 3 courses, available for free download by educators: Principles of Survivability and Information Assurance, Information Assurance Networking Fundamentals, and Sustaining, Improving, and Building Survivable Functional Units.

Security education curriculum

The following is the certificate program on information and operating system security (IOSS) by Mt. San Antonia and the CIS (Computer Information System) department of Cal Poly Pomona at Los Angeles5:

Lin, T., & Monemi, S. (2006, June), Security Education Paper presented at 2006 Annual Conference & Exposition, Chicago, Illinois. 10.18260/1-2--1051

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