The Cybersecurity Body of Knowledge: The ACM/IEEE/AIS/IFIP Recommendations for a Complete Curriculum in Cybersecurity, 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

The Cybersecurity Body of Knowledge

The ACM/IEEE/AIS/IFIP Recommendations for a Complete Curriculum in Cybersecurity, 1st Edition

By Daniel Shoemaker, Anne Kohnke, Ken Sigler

CRC Press

632 pages | 151 B/W Illus.

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pub: 2020-04-29
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The Cybersecurity Body of Knowledge explains the content, purpose and use of eight knowledge areas that define the boundaries of the discipline of cybersecurity. The discussion focuses on, and is driven by, the essential concepts of each knowledge area that collectively capture the cybersecurity body of knowledge to provide a complete picture of the field.

This book is based on a brand-new and up to this point unique, global initiative, known as CSEC2017, which was created and endorsed by ACM, IEEE-CS, AIS SIGSEC, and IFIP WG 11.8. This has practical relevance to every educator in the discipline of cybersecurity. Because the specifics of this body of knowledge cannot be imparted in a single text, the authors provide the necessary comprehensive overview. In essence, this is the entry level survey of the comprehensive field of cybersecurity. It will serve as the roadmap for individuals to later drill down into a specific area of interest.

This presentation is also explicitly designed to aid faculty members, administrators, CISOs, policy makers, and stakeholders involved with cybersecurity workforce development initiatives. The book is oriented toward practical application of a computing-based foundation, crosscutting concepts, and essential knowledge and skills of the cybersecurity discipline to meet workforce demands.

Table of Contents

Securing Cyberspace is Everybody’s Business. The Cybersecurity Body of Knowledge. Data Security. Software Security. Component Security. Connection Security. System Security. Human Security. Organizational Security. Societal Security

About the Authors

Dan Shoemaker, PhD, is full professor, senior research scientist, and Program Director at the University of Detroit Mercy’s Center for Cyber Security and Intelligence Studies. Dan is a former chair of the Cybersecurity & Information Systems Department and has authored numerous books and journal articles focused on cybersecurity.

Anne Kohnke, PhD, is an associate professor of cybersecurity and the principle investigator of the Center for Academic Excellence in Cyber Defence at the University of Detroit Mercy . Anne’s research is focused in cybersecurity, risk management, threat modeling, and mitigating attack vectors.

Ken Sigler is a faculty member of the Computer Information Systems (CIS) program at the Auburn Hills campus of Oakland Community College in Michigan. Ken’s research is in the areas of software management, software assurance, and cybersecurity.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
COMPUTERS / Information Technology
COMPUTERS / Networking / Security
COMPUTERS / Security / General
COMPUTERS / Certification Guides / General
COMPUTERS / Internet / Security