Cybersecurity in non-compulsory education

Digitalisation is growing in all areas. Whether work, school, or private life, the importance of protection against threats increases. This study presents teaching/learning arrangements in cybersecurity for students in vocational training and tertiary education as they enter the job market soon.

Hoxha Ardiana & Leanza Noelia, 2020

Bachelor Thesis, Institute for Information Systems, School of Business FHNW
Betreuende Dozierende: Pascal Moriggl
Keywords: teaching/learning arrangement, benchmarking, cybersecurity, comparison, best practice
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With cyberattacks becoming frequent, Small, Medium, and Micro Enterprises (SME & ME) may be more at risk as they do not have the resources and expertise to protect themselves. For this reason, the target group includes students from the vocational training and tertiary level, as these students enter the labor market soon. Moreover, the criteria for successful teaching/learning arrangements are researched, which set the basis for further innovation.
Secondary research has been conducted to deepen the understanding of cybersecurity and the methodology of teaching/learning arrangements. Further research was devoted to available teaching/learning arrangements in cybersecurity. These findings were benchmarked and presented in an overview of available teaching/learning arrangements and with it the most important criteria and aspects of the arrangement. These arrangements were then scored using a decision analysis, which was weighted based on an expert interview. Finally, best practices were identified to use as a basis for further innovation.
This study has paved the way for the development of new innovative teaching/learning arrangements in the cybersecurity field. The research has shown that not all criteria, which are essential for a teaching/learning arrangement, have the same weighting in cybersecurity. While some are more important than others, the clear focus is to establish a culture in which students recognize their role and responsibility to cybersecurity issues. The best practice-cases from NCyTE and CyberCIEGE point out this importance. Both teaching/learning arrangements have highlighted the application of cybersecurity measures and precautions. Those measures and precautions are not only important for the student’s data and infrastructure safety but also have high importance across industries as cyber-attacks become more and more frequent. Especially for SME & MEs, the level of knowledge in cybersecurity can make a significant difference, as they do not have the resources to employ specialists.
Studiengang: Business Administration International Management (Bachelor)
Fachbereich der Arbeit: Wirtschaftsinformatik & IT-Management
Vertraulichkeit: öffentlich
Art der Arbeit
Bachelor Thesis
Institute for Information Systems, School of Business FHNW, Basel
Autorinnen und Autoren
Hoxha Ardiana & Leanza Noelia
Betreuende Dozierende
Pascal Moriggl
Sprache der Arbeit
Business Administration International Management (Bachelor)
Standort Studiengang
teaching/learning arrangement, benchmarking, cybersecurity, comparison, best practice