Journal of Information Systems Education (JISE)

Volume 24

Volume 24 Number 1, Pages 63-70

Spring 2013


An Undergraduate Information Security Program: More than a Curriculum


Belle Woodward
Thomas Imboden
Nancy L. Martin

Southern Illinois University
Carbondale, IL 62901, USA

Abstract: This paper describes the implementation of an information security program at a large Midwestern university. The initial work is briefly summarized and improvements that have occurred over time are described. Current activities and future plans are discussed. This paper offers insight and lessons learned for organizations that have or are planning to implement an information security program. Some key success factors for this program have been a faculty project champion, faculty dedication and tenacity, involvement with industry partners, alumni, and students, and continuous improvement.

Keywords: Information assurance & security, Program assessment & design, Program improvement, Curriculum design & development, Advisory board

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Recommended Citation: Woodward, B., Imboden, T., & Martin, N. L. (2013). An Undergraduate Information Security Program: More than a Curriculum. Journal of Information Systems Education, 24(1), pp. 63-70.