Abstract

This paper describes the rationale for and implementation of an experimental graduate-level cybersecurity ethics course curriculum recently piloted at the at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. This case study-based ethics curriculum immerses students in real-life ethical dilemmas within cybersecurity and engages in open dialogue and debate within a community of ethical practice. We uphold the importance of preparing students for a future that is truly unknown and uncertain and note that this requires a push beyond some established curricular guidelines for cybersecurity that underlie a rule and compliance-based approach to ethics education. Details of the course layout are offered as well as results from a student-evaluation survey.

Original languageEnglish (US)
StatePublished - 2018
Event2018 USENIX Workshop on Advances in Security Education, ASE 2018, co-located with USENIX Security 2018 - Baltimore
Duration: Aug 13 2018 → …

Conference

Conference2018 USENIX Workshop on Advances in Security Education, ASE 2018, co-located with USENIX Security 2018
CityBaltimore
Period8/13/18 → …

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Hardware and Architecture
  • Information Systems
  • Software

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