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Ethical hacking assessment as a vehicle for undergraduate cyber-security education.

Faily, Shamal

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James O. Uhomoibhi
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Peter Linecar
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Safia Barikzai
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Margaret Ross
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Geoff Staples
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Abstract

The need for cyber security professionals in the UK is growing, motivating the need to introduce cybersecurity at an earlier stage of an undergraduate's education. However, despite on-going interest in cybersecurity pedagogy, there has been comparatively little work exploring the role of assessment in educating future cybersecurity practitioners. This paper presents a case study on the re-design and critical evaluation of an undergraduate ethical hacking coursework assignment. The study describes how recent work in ethical hacking pedagogy informed an assignment re-design, and the revised assignment was critically analysed based on constructive alignment, student engagement, and plagiarism.

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FAILY, S. 2014. Ethical hacking assessment as a vehicle for undergraduate cyber-security education. In Uhomoibhi, J.O., Linecar, P., Barikzai, S., Ross, M. and Staples, G. (eds.) Global issues in IT education: proceedings of the 19th International conference on software process improvement research, education and training (INSPIRE 2014), 15 April 2014, Southampton, UK. Southampton: Solent University, pages 79-90.

Conference Name 19th International conference on software process improvement research, education and training (INSPIRE 2014)
Conference Location Southampton, UK
Start Date Apr 15, 2014
Acceptance Date Apr 15, 2014
Publication Date Dec 31, 2014
Deposit Date Dec 7, 2021
Publicly Available Date Dec 7, 2021
Publisher Solent University
Pages 79-90
Book Title Global issues in IT education: proceedings of the 19th International conference on software process improvement research, education and training (INSPIRE 2014), 15 April 2014, Southampton, UK
ISBN 9780992695828
Keywords Cybersecurity education; Cybersecurity training; Hacking; Computing students
Public URL https://rgu-repository.worktribe.com/output/1446727

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