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Background to the Development of a Curriculum for the History of “Cyber” and “Communications” Security

Abstract : 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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William Caelli, Vicky Liu, Dennis Longley. Background to the Development of a Curriculum for the History of “Cyber” and “Communications” Security. 8th World Conference on Information Security Education (WISE), Jul 2013, Auckland, New Zealand. pp.39-47, ⟨10.1007/978-3-642-39377-8_5⟩. ⟨hal-01463657⟩

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