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Cyber security curriculum across all disciplines

Kacy Zurkus | June 8, 2016
Teaching cyber outside of computer science programs will enhance security

Fundamentally if you are covering cyber across multiple domains, you are exploring how to address security issues at every level. "Universities that adopt cyber classes into their core curriculum whether it's business or finance are preparing students with a fundamental understanding of how security impacts business risk," Holmes said.

By way of example, Holmes talked about an area of business risk that has become more pronounced now: marketing. "Whether it's consumer products or a new product line, marketing campaigns, or publicity around a product. When teams release campaigns associated with marketing, they need to be thinking about how it will have a negative impact across the cyber landscape," he said.

Following the entire security life cycle from the early stages of learning will create a broader scope of folks who have a more focused understanding of the ways cyber impacts every aspect of the business.

In order to accomplish this goal, more academic institutions need to work in partnership with enterprises to understand the learning curves around security so that information about the threat landscape can be delivered in context.

Source: CSO 


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