Devising a cyber security management module through integrated course design

Allison, Jordan ORCID: 0000-0001-8513-4646 (2023) Devising a cyber security management module through integrated course design. Journal of Further and Higher Education, 47 (10). pp. 1389-1403. doi:10.1080/0309877X.2023.2250729

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Cyber security is a growing area of international importance, with shortages present for cyber security skills. While many universities have introduced degree programmes for cyber security, the major focus of these programmes is on the development of technical skills with some reports indicating how graduates of these courses lack in softer skills and business acumen. However, cyber security management is a topic area where students can develop such skills. This paper presents the pedagogical and assessment approaches used for cyber security management education, and presents a case study of developing a ‘Cyber Security Management’ module of study through utilising Finks’ Integrated Course Design. This paper presents the findings that active learning approaches are effective methods for teaching this subject area, which include the use of decision-making scenario tasks, group projects, and tasking students with conducting a management report for a real company, where they should conduct interviews with the organisation.

Item Type: Article
Article Type: Article
Additional Information: This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in Journal of Further and Higher Education on 8th September 2023, available at:
Uncontrolled Keywords: Cyber security management; Integrated course design; Cyber security education; Curriculum design; Cyber security
Subjects: L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB2300 Higher Education
Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
Divisions: Schools and Research Institutes > School of Business, Computing and Social Sciences
Research Priority Areas: Applied Business & Technology
Depositing User: Rhiannon Goodland
Date Deposited: 18 Oct 2023 13:42
Last Modified: 30 Nov 2023 13:00

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