Title

Using ISO 27001 in teaching information security

Document Type

Conference Proceeding

Source of Publication

IECON Proceedings (Industrial Electronics Conference)

Publication Date

12-1-2012

Abstract

Although the College of Information Technology (CIT) at Zayed University follows the ACM guidelines for Information Security curricula, its graduates are not able to fully meet employers' requirements. In this paper, we illustrate a new approach for teaching and engaging students in the context of a real experience related to the Information Security field using ISO 27001. Ten IT students at the college were supervised throughout their capstone projects, in which they investigated the use of ISO standards related to IT in the UAE. They expressed a great deal of satisfaction with their projects, and, created five case studies. Three of these are related to ISO 27001 implementation. In addition, three of the students were hired to work in this area after graduation. Our results reveal the importance of integrating international standards into the curricula of educational institutions. © 2012 IEEE.

ISBN

9781467324212

Publisher

Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)

First Page

3149

Last Page

3153

Disciplines

Computer Sciences

Keywords

capstone project, Information Security, ISO 27001

Scopus ID

84872943606

Indexed in Scopus

yes

Open Access

no

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