With the dramatic increase in threats to information security, there is a clear need for a corresponding increase in the number of information security professional. With a lack of formal curriculum models, many academic institutions are unprepared to implement the courses and laboratories needed to prepare this special class of information technologist. This paper provides an overview of lessons learned in the implementation of both individual courses and a degree concentration in information security. It refers to a more comprehensive document, available on the Web, which includes the methodology used in developing the curriculum, individual course syllabi for recommended components, and laboratory development and implementation recommendations.
Whitman, Michael E. and Mattord, Herbert J., "A Draft Model Curriculum for Programs of Study in Information Security and Assurance" (2004). SAIS 2004 Proceedings. 16.