Mastering the cyber security skills crisis: realigning educational outcomes to industry requirements


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Author: Henry, Adam P.


The cyber security skills crisis is a key policy issue in many countries, and governments look in part to universities to address it. This paper addresses one narrow question to see how it speaks to the broader challenges: are current Master of Cyber Security programs in Australia preparing students for the workforce? This research flags a new direction for further, much needed research rather than claim to be an exhaustive analysis. The paper concludes that the requirement for purpose-driven and mission-specific cyber security education is increasing and recommends that this become a...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Skills and knowledge; Providers of education and training; Employment; Technology; Industry

Keywords: Skill needs; Relevance of education and training; Employability; Education industry relationship; Education work relationship; University; Institutional role

Geographic subjects: Australia; Oceania

Published: Canberra, Australian Capital Territory: Australian Centre for Cyber Security, UNSW Canberra, 2017

Physical description: ii, 23 p.

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Series: ACCS discussion paper; no. 4, August 2017

Resource type: Report, paper or authored book

Document number: TD/TNC 129.853

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