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Fri, Nov 6, 10:30 - 11:25, Crystal 3     Panel Discussion

Computer Security & Information Assurance Curriculum: Addressing Critical Infrastructure Protection Needs for Industry and Government

Danielle Zeedick    [a1] [a2]
Norwich University    [u1] [u2]
Northfield, Vermont, USA    [c1] [c2]

A frequent cry from potential employers is that college graduates are not equipped with the knowledge needed to start a security job. With the growing number of diverse information security careers as well as the focus of the current administration on cybersecuirty, it has become evident that a more interdisciplinary and multi-tiered curriculum is needed. To address this issue, Norwich University in Northfield, Vermont has implemented a two-track curriculum: one track focusing on the management of information security and the other on more technical aspects. Norwich's program is national Secuirty Agency-certified as a Center of Academic Excellence and continuous improvement process has been implemented to ensure high-quality education and subsequent NSA certifications. This conversational roundtable should focus educators and industry partners alike on idea sharing, curriculum improvement, and student preparation for the workplace.

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