Exploring Student Perceptions and Expectations of Cyber Security

English, R. and Maguire, J. (2023) Exploring Student Perceptions and Expectations of Cyber Security. In: 7th Conference on Computing Education Practice (CEP '23), Durham, UK, 06 Jan 2023, pp. 25-28. (doi: 10.1145/3573260.3573267)

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Designing cyber security modules in Higher Education can be a balancing act. We aim to ensure students develop an understanding of key cyber security concepts such that they are able to contribute to security practices within the workplace. We also aim to develop understanding of more advanced and theoretical aspects of cyber security to meet a range of accreditation requirements and ensure those who wish to go on to work in security are suitably prepared. Additionally, students often have existing expectations and perceptions which must be managed. However, many general computing science degrees address security in isolated modules. As a result addressing these requirements can be challenging in the timeframe available. In this paper we present an activity designed explore student expectations of cyber security classes at two UK Universities in order to highlight the concerns of students such that curricula can consequently be amended to better meet student expectations.

Item Type:Conference Proceedings
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Maguire, Dr Joseph and English, Dr Rosanne
Authors: English, R., and Maguire, J.
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Computing Science
Journal Name:Computing Education Practice
Copyright Holders:© 2023 Copyright held by the owner/author(s).
First Published:First published in CEP '23: Proceedings of 7th Conference on Computing Education Practice
Publisher Policy:Reproduced in accordance with the publisher copyright policy

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