Issue No. 06 - November-December (2003 vol. 1)
Cynthia E. Irvine , Naval Postgraduate School
<p>Attack understanding plays a key role in a cybersecurity education program, but students also must learn cybersecurity's core principles and how to construct secure systems. Students taught to understand the attacks on and vulnerabilities of current systems-and, presumably, how to create and install repairs to mitigate these attacks-only address the systems' superficial weaknesses. This approach serves neither our students nor the cyber infrastructure's stability. We must prepare our students to build a better future, and we can achieve this only by teaching them constructive security principles.</p>
C. E. Irvine, "Teaching Constructive Security," in IEEE Security & Privacy, vol. 1, no. , pp. 59-61, 2003.