Businesses are dependent on computer networks and information systems (IS). Much of the data businesses store are internet or cloud-based. This increases the challenge of protecting data that may not be stored in the physical facilities of a business. With the projection of more cyberattacks and threat of cloud-based data, preparing undergraduate students to recognize vulnerabilities in a system is a needed skill for the future. A medium-sized, northwest-based university with limited resources is piloting online labs with competitions to enhance students’ knowledge and experience.
Baker-Eveleth, Lori and Ramirez, Stefanie, "Hacking to Prepare Undergraduate Students for Cybersecurity Attacks" (2016). Proceedings of the 2016 AIS SIGED International Conference on Information Systems Education and Research. 5.