Discovering Student Interest and Talent in Graduate Cybersecurity Education

  • Sherri Aufman
  • Ping WangEmail author
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 800)


There has been a large and increasing demand for professionals and leaders in the cybersecurity field. Graduate schools in America are facing the challenge and opportunity to meet the demand by discovering talent and producing qualified workforce for the cybersecurity industry. This research paper proposes a model of discovering student interest and talent in graduate cybersecurity education through career guidance and curriculum development. This study is to illustrate the model with sample graduate student admissions and graduate cybersecurity program data at a private university in the northeast region of the United States.


Cybersecurity Graduate education Workforce demand Career guidance Curriculum development 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Robert Morris UniversityMoonUSA

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