The Association of Digital Forensics, Security and Law (ADFSL)


Security research published in academic journals rarely finds its way to the business community or into the classroom. Even though the research is of high quality, it is written in a manner that is difficult to read and to understand. This paper argues that one way to get this academic research into the business community is to incorporate it into security classrooms. To do so, however, academic articles need to be adapted into a classroom-friendly format. This paper suggests ways to do this and provides an example of an academic article that was adapted for use in a security management class.


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Cappel, J. J. and Schwager, P.H. (2002). "Writing IS Teaching Cases: Guidelines for JISE Submissions." Journal of Information Systems Education, 13(4): 287-293.

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