1st Edition

Cyber Security Education Principles and Policies

Edited By Greg Austin Copyright 2021
    246 Pages 8 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    246 Pages 8 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    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.


    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


    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.