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Ten Years of Information Security Masters Programmes

Reflections and New Challenges
  • Chez Ciechanowicz
  • Keith M. Martin
  • Fred C. Piper
  • Matthew J. B. Robshaw
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Part of the IFIP — The International Federation for Information Processing book series (IFIPAICT, volume 125)

Abstract

Royal Holloway launched its MSc programme in Information Security in 1992. In the subsequent ten years this programme has grown steadily in popularity, with just over 250 students registered in the current 2002–2003 session. In this paper we reflect on the apparent success of the first ten years of the programme and comment on a number of issues that we feel have wider relevance to information security education programmes in general. We also discuss some challenges facing such programmes in the future and how we propose to address them.

Key words

postgraduate training masters programmes programme design industrial relationships distance learning 

References

  1. 1.
    University of London External Programme, (accessed 12th December 02),http://www.londonexternal.ac.uk
  2. 2.
    International Information Systems Security Certification Consortium, Inc., (accessed 17th December 02), http://www.isc2.org
  3. 3.
    Information Security Group MSc Programmes, (accessed 12th December 02),http://www.isg.rhul.ac.uk /msc/msc_home.shtml

Copyright information

© Springer Science+Business Media New York 2003

Authors and Affiliations

  • Chez Ciechanowicz
    • 1
  • Keith M. Martin
    • 1
  • Fred C. Piper
    • 1
  • Matthew J. B. Robshaw
    • 1
  1. 1.Information Security Group, Royal HollowayUniversity of LondonEgham, SurreyUK

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