Learning and teaching in cyber security

It is widely recognised by Government, employers and education providers that we need to build a pipeline of cyber talent, both to respond to cyber threats and to grow the UK cyber security sector. Curriculum development is required across degree programmes to help prepare students for entry-level security career opportunities and develop security-aware users.

To address these challenges, the Higher Education Academy (HEA) has been funded by the Department of Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS), to support the higher education sector in creating and disseminating evidenced-informed practice in this field. Since 2014, 11 higher education providers across the UK have been awarded grant funding to improve cyber security teaching and learning.

2014 -2016 Projects

Liverpool John Moores University – Virtual Cloud Based Cyber Security Training Platform (VIBRANT)

Edge Hill University – The Cyber Security Knowledge Exchange

Newcastle College – Active Cyber Security Learning in a Vocational HE Setting

2015 – 2017 Projects

Leeds Beckett University and University of Birmingham - Randomised Capture the Flag

University of Sunderland – Problem Based Learning (PBL) in Cyber Security

Queen’s University Belfast - Cyber Security CPD for Industry Professionals

University of Southampton - Enhancing Campus Cyber Security through Student Constructivist Learning

University of York - Practical Cyber Security for Computer Science and IT Courses

Edge Hill University - CyberGaTE (A Gamified Virtual Training Environment for Cyber-Security)

Liverpool John Moores University - CYPHER: InteraCtive crYPtograpHic protocol tEaching and leaRning

Last updated: 
Wednesday, 16 March, 2016