So, Tell Me What You Know, What You Really Really Know: Identifying the Knowledge Gaps of Future Security Information Worker

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Cyber security degrees are producing the future security in- formation workers; but are they preparing them adequately? What are the knowledge gaps of these future security information workers? To better understand what these students learn from a cyber security degree, we are running a longitudinal study of cyber security Masters students at 7 different uni- versities. We invite students to complete a survey designed to capture what they know about cyber security at the start of their degrees, and will ask them to complete the survey again at the end of their degrees. Hallett et al. showed that many Masters-level curricular frameworks poorly cover many low-level engineering topics, but is it that these topics are already known, or are key aspects of cyber security being overlooked? We report preliminary results from 51 students who completed the survey on entering their programs, capturing what they think they know starting their degree.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages2
Publication statusPublished - 11 Aug 2019
EventThe 5th Workshop on Security Information Workers - Hyatt Regency Santa Clara, Santa Clara, CA, United States
Duration: 11 Aug 201911 Aug 2019
https://wsiw2019.sec.uni-hannover.de/

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ConferenceThe 5th Workshop on Security Information Workers
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CitySanta Clara, CA
Period11/08/1911/08/19
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