Developing innovative approaches to cybersecurity education

In the rush to prepare the next generation of cybersecurity professionals, it is vital that we maintain a holistic view of the education these professionals need. Along with technological expertise, these professionals require an education that will cultivate and develop wide-ranging capacities, skills, and dispositions that will prepare them to address ethical and technological conundrums that stand to shape the future of society.

Ethical Thinking in Cyber Space (EthiCS)

This coordinated, multidisciplinary effort, we will draw on the strengths and expertise of the College of Engineering, College of Education, School of Information Sciences, and the Information Trust Institute at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign  to expand upon strong existing technology focused educational programs in cybersecurity at the University of Illinois to establish a curriculum addressing the ethical dimensions of cybersecurity.