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International Academic Program

International Academic Program(ISC)² works with academic and higher education institutions around the world to support their cybersecurity curriculum development, teaching and course creation initiatives for cyber, information, infrastructure and software security. Developed to equip graduates and academic staff with much-needed cybersecurity skills, this program provides access to the professional knowledge maintained by (ISC)²’s certified membership of practicing professionals.

Universities can design a program of resources to suit their requirements at the undergraduate and graduate level, and enhance the professional development of their teaching, IT/ICT and security staff. Teaching materials are aligned to current accreditation guidelines developed with input from UK universities, BCS, the Chartered Institute for IT, and (ISC)² certified professionals.

(ISC)² IAP partners include leading educational institutions that are working with (ISC)² resources to embed information and cybersecurity content within computing science and IT -related degrees, information security and relevant management programmes. Students gain the opportunity to pursue a globally-recognised professional certification with their university degree, and be welcomed into the international professional community as an Associate of (ISC)² as they enter the workforce.

Curriculum resources are available in D2L, Canvas and Blackboard learning management system (LMS) formats:

  • Authorized (ISC)² Course Material updated by professional practitioners
  • Incorporating ethics and professional expectation
  • Aligned to current accreditation criteria
  • Access to industry certification examination
  • Discounted pricing for accredited Higher Education Institutions
  • Flexibility to incorporate into the structure of existing curricula

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Support for Accreditation and Teaching

(ISC)² and its members are supporting an ongoing collaboration with UK universities and BCS, the Chartered Institute for IT, to define and support the implementation of new criteria for including cybersecurity principles and learning outcomes within computing science and IT related degrees.  This work has also been published by EQANIE, who accredit IT degrees around the world, informed current development of the EU’s eCompetence Framework, and prompted a community effort to support teaching.

Learn more:

Tackling Today’s Issues: Embedding Cybersecurity in Computing Science Curriculum

Cybersecurity and Learning Outcomes for Computer Science and IT-Related Degrees

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