Proposal / Submission Type

Peer Reviewed Paper

Location

Richmond, Virginia

Start Date

26-5-2011 3:30 PM

Abstract

The need to professionally and successfully conduct computer forensic investigations of incidents has never been greater. This has launched an increasing demand for a skilled computer security workforce (Locasto, et al., 2011). This paper examines the extent to which AACSB-accredited universities located in Virginia, Maryland and Washington, D.C. are working towards providing courses that will meet this demand. The authors conduct an online research of the information security courses and programs offered by the 27 AACSB-accredited business schools in the selected area.

The preliminary investigation revealed that eight of the 27 participating universities did not offer any courses in cybersecurity, digital forensics, and information assurance. However, nearly 70% of the participating universities have included at least one or more information security courses in their curricula and some universities have implemented more extensive information security programs. This paper will describe the research methodology and results of the study.

Keywords: digital forensics, information assurance, cybersecurity, information technology, information security, computer security

 
May 26th, 3:30 PM

AACSB‐Accredited Schools’ Adoption of Information Security Curriculum

Richmond, Virginia

The need to professionally and successfully conduct computer forensic investigations of incidents has never been greater. This has launched an increasing demand for a skilled computer security workforce (Locasto, et al., 2011). This paper examines the extent to which AACSB-accredited universities located in Virginia, Maryland and Washington, D.C. are working towards providing courses that will meet this demand. The authors conduct an online research of the information security courses and programs offered by the 27 AACSB-accredited business schools in the selected area.

The preliminary investigation revealed that eight of the 27 participating universities did not offer any courses in cybersecurity, digital forensics, and information assurance. However, nearly 70% of the participating universities have included at least one or more information security courses in their curricula and some universities have implemented more extensive information security programs. This paper will describe the research methodology and results of the study.

Keywords: digital forensics, information assurance, cybersecurity, information technology, information security, computer security