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1st Edition

Cyber Security Education
Principles and Policies

Edited By

Greg Austin

ISBN 9780367421915
Published July 31, 2020 by Routledge
246 Pages 8 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

This book investigates the goals and policy aspects of cyber security education in the light of escalating technical, social and geopolitical challenges.

The past ten years have seen a tectonic shift in the significance of cyber security education. Once the preserve of small groups of dedicated educators and industry professionals, the subject is now on the frontlines of geopolitical confrontation and business strategy. Global shortages of talent have created pressures on corporate and national policy for workforce development. Cyber Security Education offers an updated approach to the subject as we enter the next decade of technological disruption and political threats. The contributors include scholars and education practitioners from leading research and education centres in Europe, North America and Australia. This book provides essential reference points for education policy on the new social terrain of security in cyberspace and aims to reposition global debates on what education for security in cyberspace can and should mean.

This book will be of interest to students of cyber security, cyber education, international security and public policy generally, as well as practitioners and policy-makers.

Table of Contents


Greg Austin

1. History and Philosophy of Cyber Security Education

Bill Caelli

2. Mastering the Cyber Security Skills Crisis

Adam Henry

3. Beyond Awareness: Reflections on Meeting the Interdisciplinary skill demand

Andrew Martin and Jamie Collier

4. Educating Future Multidisciplinary Cyber Security Teams

Jean R. S. Blair, Andrew O’ Hall and Edward Sobiesk

5. What the Profession of Cyber Security Needs to Know and Do

Dan Shoemaker, Anne Kohnke and Ken Sigler

6. Creating Social Cyber Value as the Broader Goal

Greg Austin and Glenn Withers

7. Education for Cyber Disaster and Response

Adam Henry

8. New Kind of Leadership Skills for Winning Peace in the 4th Industrial Revolution

Daria Daniels Skodnik

9. Tackling the Cyber Skills Gap: A Survey of UK Initiatives

Monica Kaminska and Jantje Silomon

10. Holistic Cyber Education

Jean R. S. Blair, Andrew O’Hall and Edward Sobiesk

11. Five Years of Cyber Security Education Reform in China

Greg Austin and Wenze Lu

12. Future Research on the Cyber Security Skills Shortage

Tommaso De Zan

13. Twelve Dilemmas of Reform in Cyber Security Education

Greg Austin

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Greg Austin is a Senior Fellow and leader of the Cyber, Space and Future Conflict Programme for the International Institute for Strategic Studies, while maintaining a professorial appointment at the University of New South Wales Canberra, Australia.