Cyber security to be included in all UK computing degrees

July 2, 2015

New government-backed guidelines that embed cyber-security into UK computer science and IT-related degree courses come into force in September with a two-year “grace period” for universities to comply with the new teaching criteria.

The guidelines and learning outcomes, which support the government’s Cyber Security Strategy, were drawn up following consultation with 30 leading British universities and  government and industry bodies.

They have been co-published by (ISC)2 and the Council of Professors and Heads of Computing (CPHC), with the subject now included in degree accreditation criteria from the British Computer Society (BCS) and the Chartered Institute for IT for computer science degrees.


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