ICT security curriculum or how to respond to current global challenges

Marian Poboroniuc, Antoanella Naaji, Jana Ligusova, Ian Grout, Dorin Popescu, Anthony Edward Ward, Laura Grindei, Yoana Ruseva, Nina Bencheva

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The paper presents some results obtained through the implementation of the Erasmus LLP “SALEIE” (Strategic Alignment of Electrical and Information Engineering in European Higher Education Institutions). The aim of the project was to bring together experts from European universities to enhance the competitiveness of Electrical and Information Engineering (EIE) education within Europe, especially in relation to modern global technical challenges and to provide higher education models in a few EIE fields in accordance with these challenges. One of the outcomes of the project was a new ICT Security curriculum for bachelor and master levels. The research methodology comprised such stages as: identifying the most important current global challenges, conducting a survey related to existing EIE programs in order to establish the top-level criteria for an EIE curriculum, analysing the results of the survey, obtaining the industry feedback related to technical and non-technical skills required for the specific field, and proposing a new curriculum for ICT Security programmes to respond to the modern technical challenges and to meet the needs of the industry, students, academics and graduates.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)39-48
JournalWorld Journal on Educational Technology: Current Issues
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 10 Jan 2017

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  • Electrical and Information Engineering
  • Curriculum
  • ICT Security
  • global challenges

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