Teach all computing students about cybersecurity, universities told


June 30, 2015

New government-backed guidelines encourage UK universities to teach cybersecurity as part of all of their computing degrees.

BCS, the Chartered Institute for IT, which accredits computer science degrees at about 100 UK universities, has included the subject in its accreditation criteria for the first time.

Carsten Maple, professor of cyber systems engineering at the University of Warwick and vice-chair of the Council of Professors and Heads of Computing, said that the guidelines marked a “significant shift” in the teaching of computer science.