Volume 4

Volume 4, Number 82

September 25, 2006

14 pages613 K bytes

Security-Related Research and Projects in Computing Promote Student Awareness of Security Issues

Charles C. Tappert
Pace University
Pleasantville, NY 10570 USA

Sung-Hyuk Cha
Pace University
Pleasantville, NY 10570 USA

Abstract: Security informatics represents a paradigm shift in university curricula in computing. In order to meet this challenge we will require a systemic curriculum change beyond the usual local course and program changes that have successfully handled smaller technological advances and shifts in the past. One of the novel approaches we use to teach information security at Pace University is to introduce security-related topics, research, and projects into our existing CSIS courses. We teach our masters and doctoral students how to conduct research and write dissertations in a number of areas of computing. Also, our student project teams at both the graduate and undergraduate levels are accustomed to developing real-world computer information systems for actual customers. In recent years, and especially since 9/11, we not only direct more of our faculty research toward security issues but also encourage more security-related student research and supervise more security-related student projects, as well as devoting more lessons to security topics in our courses. This paper gives an overview of our novel approach to teaching information security awareness through our research and projects.

Keywords: security education, authentication, biometrics, forensics

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Recommended Citation: Tappert and Cha (2006). Security-Related Research and Projects in Computing Promote Student Awareness of Security Issues. Information Systems Education Journal, 4 (82). http://isedj.org/4/82/. ISSN: 1545-679X. (A preliminary version appears in The Proceedings of ISECON 2004: §2244. ISSN: 1542-7382.)