Challenges and Opportunities of Teaching Cybersecurity in Mainstream Computing Programmes in the U.K.

Prickett, Tom, Yang, Longzhi, Irons, Alastair, Miller, Keith, Brooke, Phil, Hayes, Alan, Davenport, James H, Crick, Tom, English, Rosanne, Maguire, Joseph, Bechkoum, Kamel and Jones, Andrew (2023) Challenges and Opportunities of Teaching Cybersecurity in Mainstream Computing Programmes in the U.K. In: Cybersecurity Teaching in Higher Education. Springer, Cham, Switzerland, pp. 1-35. ISBN 9783031242151; 9783031242182; 9783031242168

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Developing the required cybersecurity competencies across computing-related programmes can be challenging in multiple dimensions. The demand for cybersecurity specialists is significant and well appreciated in the UK and globally, but such demand is not limited to these specialists, to ensure all software, systems and services are designed, developed and built securely, and indeed continue to remain secure. This chapter explores the challenges presented in embedding cybersecurity education within computing-related higher education programmes in the UK, and especially how professional body accreditation is increasingly shaping this demand. In particular, a collection of UK-based case studies on how these challenges have been successfully identified and addressed is reported herein, reflecting the diversity and inclusivity of higher education provision across the UK. From this, recommendations are formulated across the research-policy-practice continuum related to innovative and effective learning, teaching and assessment, as well as areas for future research and development.

Item Type: Book Section
Subjects: G400 Computer Science
X300 Academic studies in Education
Department: Faculties > Engineering and Environment > Computer and Information Sciences
Depositing User: John Coen
Date Deposited: 07 Nov 2022 13:05
Last Modified: 22 Aug 2023 13:45

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