PRINCETON, NJ April 19, 2007, (www.BankInfoSecurity.com) – Research reveals information security education programs at U.S. universities have a skill gap between what the information security industry demands and the current state of most college curricula.
BankInfoSecurity.com’s latest podcast with Richard Swart, Information Systems professor at Utah State University reveals the skill gap between what the Information Security industry demands, and the current state of most college curricula.
Despite the significant increase in the number of information security programs over the past five years - where it went from a handful to about 75 programs that are currently certified by the National Security Agency, the majority of those programs are dominated by computer science and computer engineering faculty and they're dealing with very technical issues. But there's minimal to no participation in most of these programs by business faculty. So issues like business impact analysis, security management, risk analysis, those issues are not being addressed in the curriculum at all in a majority of cases.
Swart’s research into this topic takes on the following: What is being taught in colleges today about information security, and how it fails to meet industry standards; The growing need for convergence between information security and business management; What are the highlights of an effective college program to prepare a student for the information security industry; and what the aspiring student needs to know to break into the information security industry.
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