Informing Science + IT Education Conference 2003 Proceedings


Informing Science + IT Education Conference

Pori, Finland June 24-27, 2003

docs\178Nevil.pdf Paper Accepted as a/n Best Paper pages

Securing Security through Education

Karen Neville and Philip Powell

University College Cork, Ireland

University of Bath, United Kingdom

Traditionally security has been the pervasive factor in organizational growth but its importance has sur-passed that

of any other issue in retaining a competitive advantage. Security is, therefore, of paramount importance in the

retention of organizational innovation. The key in building a secure environment lies in an organizations ability to

react to changing threats both from within and external to the case. The ob-jective of security is to protect

corporate knowledge as well that of the tangible asset. It is ironic that to secure knowledge the organization must

expand its knowledge of security. To this end universities are currently striving to produce educational

programmes to meet industrial demand for this core require-ment. The amalgamation of theoretical research and

industrial practice in Third level programmes is vi-tal to ensure ongoing industrial support for academia. To this

end the case under investigation strives to produce IT graduates with the ability to utilize theoretical knowledge,

particularly of security, in a prac-titioners domain. The construction and implementation of any course is very

much emergent, given the unique institutional nature of academic programmes. This paper conducts an analysis of

an approach in delivering practical, as well as theoretical, knowledge of security, using a unique project to enable

the learners to utilize the theoretical knowledge gained through the classroom.

Keywords: Security, Knowledge, Education

First Previous Next Last

ISSN 1535-07-03
Unless otherwise indicated, this paper has undergone blind external review by three or more reviewers.
Types of Papers: A Best Paper, Regular Paper, Short Paper, Informal Paper, Unrefereed Panel Paper