V9 N1 Paper 1
Annals of the MS in Computer Science and Information Systems at UNC Wilmington
Spring 2015

An Evaluation of Information Security Education in Computer Degrees  

Mark Grover

Committee

Bryan Reinicke (chair)
Jeffrey Cummings
Laurie Patterson

Abstract

The purpose of this paper is to determine what elements of Information Security should be taught in Computer Science and Information Technology programs. The need for professionals that are security aware is at an all-time high, yet there is no readily available research outlining specific education required to prepare students. This research is a result of an analysis of the current state of computer security jobs available to North Carolina graduates, and currently taught coursework collected from the University of North Carolina System. This capstone project will help educators reduce the gap between what is taught in a classroom and what is needed to fulfill job requirements.

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Recommended Citation: Grover, M., Reinicke, B, Cummings, J., Patterson, L. (2015) An Evaluation of Information Security Education in Computer Degrees. Annals of the Master of Science in Computer Science and Information Systems at UNC Wilmington, 9(1) paper 1. http://csbapp.uncw.edu/data/mscsis/full.aspx.

V9 N1 Paper 1
Annals of the MS in Computer Science and Information Systems at UNC Wilmington
Spring 2015