Problem Book Concepts
The operational domain for cyber security education is continually evolving, as are the technologies, practices and processes that must be taught. The domain is complex. It has multifarious problems that sustain multifarious consequences, ranging from relatively minor, to critical.
Origins of Problems
Problems are stakeholder-defined and therefore community-driven. CSE Connect collaborators have the agency to steer a collective focus by submitting their own projects, essentially laying the groundwork for which initiatives gain traction, and which problems are given priority.
This participatory approach aims to promote an inclusive decision-making process, allowing the most resonant, innovative, or urgently needed projects to emerge as community members engage with, support, or contribute to the projects they are most committed to.
As individuals put forth their ideas and work, the CSE Problem Book agenda evolves organically, reflecting the current interests, skills, and concerns of its community. This not only fosters a sense of ownership and responsibility among participants but also ensures that the community remains agile, responsive, and aligned with the real-world needs and aspirations of its collaborators and stakeholders.
Problems are classified under the scope of one of the following problem domains...
Routes into Cyber
Routes into Cyber refers to the various pathways individuals can take to enter cyber fields. These routes might include formal education, certifications, self-taught skills, internships, placements, or transition programs from other industries.
Cyber Employability refers to the qualifications, skills, and attributes that make an individual ready for employment in cyber roles. It not only includes technical knowledge, but also soft skills and practical experience that meets industry demands.
Cyber Education encompasses the formal and informal learning processes that individuals undergo to gain knowledge and skills in cyber security. This includes degree programs, certification courses, workshops, and continuous professional development activities.
Cyber Education Community
The Cyber Education Community comprises an ecosystem of learners, educators, professionals, and organisations dedicated to sharing knowledge, resources, opportunities, and innovation in cyber education. It is a space for networking, collaboration, and continuous learning.
Specific problems are broken down into discreet concerns, that are typically framed as a project. A project has a description, an indication of indicative knowledge areas associated with the project, a timeframe, collaborators, stakeholders, aims, objectives, and a desired outcome. See Figure 1.
Figure 1 : CSE Problem Book Concept and Terminology