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The Implications of Information Assurance and Security Crisis on Computing Model Curricula SEJ V1, No. 9, September 11, 2003.url: http://isedj.org/1/9/. Dr. Denise R. McGinnis Professor of IT Ken Comstock Senior, CIS major Mesa State College Grand Junction, CO November 07, 2003.

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The Implications of Information Assurance and Security Crisis on Computing Model Curricula SEJ V1, No. 9, September 11, 2003.url: http://isedj.org/1/9/

Dr. Denise R. McGinnis

Professor of IT

Ken Comstock

Senior, CIS major

Mesa State College

Grand Junction, CO

November 07, 2003


Key factors in it security crisis
Key Factors in IT Security Crisis: Crisis on Computing Model Curricula

  • Concentration of Computing Power

  • Interconnectedness

  • Standardization

  • Personnel problems

  • IT shortage (?)


A fourth key factor
A Fourth Key Factor Crisis on Computing Model Curricula

“There was a time when vindictive former employees sought revenge by pilfering some office supplies or spreading a juicy rumor about the boss. But in today's computerized offices, angry workers and disgruntled employees can access computer systems and destroy data, potentially causing millions of dollars in damage.”


5 th key factor an it shortage
5 Crisis on Computing Model Curricula th Key Factor: An IT Shortage?

The explosion in use of the Internet is straining our scarce technical talent. The average level of system administrator technical competence has decreased dramatically in the last 5 years as non-technical people are pressed into service as system administrators. Additionally, there has been little organized support of higher education programs that can train and produce new scientists and educators with meaningful experience and expertise in this emerging discipline.


Government and higher education s response
GOVERNMENT AND HIGHER EDUCATION’S RESPONSE Crisis on Computing Model Curricula

  • Legislation

  • Money budgeted for IT security

  • Scholarships

  • Centers of Academic Excellence

  • Schools offer IT security courses, certifications, graduate programs


Times the words security or information assurance appeared in curriculum model
Times the words “security” or “information assurance” appeared in curriculum model:


Changes recommended
Changes Recommended: assurance” appeared in curriculum model:

  • Computing model curricula goals

  • Faculty, administrators and business sector

  • Computer science graduate programs

  • IS and IRM model curricula

  • Business curricula

  • Higher education


The implications of information assurance and security crisis on computing model curricula the end
The Implications of Information Assurance and Security Crisis on Computing Model Curricula THE END


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