The JTF was launched in September 2015 as a collaboration between major international computing societies: Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), IEEE Computer Society (IEEE CS), Association for Information Systems Special Interest Group on Security (AIS SIGSEC), and International Federation for Information Processing Technical Committee on Information Security Education (IFIP WG 11.8).
The JTF grew out of the foundational efforts of the Cyber Education Project (CEP).
The purpose of the Joint Task Force on Cybersecurity Education (JTF) is to develop comprehensive curricular guidance in cybersecurity education that will support future program development and associated educational efforts.
The curricular volume, CSEC 2017 v. 1.0, was published in February 2018. Download now from cybered.acm.org.
Professor, Human & Organizational Learning
Executive Director, Institute for Information Infrastructure Protection
The George Washington University
Professor, Computer Science
Co-Director, Computer Security Laboratory
University of California, Davis
University Program Director
Associate Professor, Information Technology
Brigham Young University
Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University
BGen (ret) David S. “Hoot” Gibson, Ph.D.
Department of Computer Science
United States Air Force Academy, USA
Senior Professor, Computer Science
Union County College
Associate Professor, Computer & Information Science
Professor, Information Systems and Cybersecurity
Director, Center for e-Learning Security Research (CeLSR)
Nova Southeastern University
Associate Professor, Information Systems
Associate Director, Center for Information Security Education
Kennesaw State University
Professor of Cyber Science
Chair, Department of Cyber Science
US Naval Academy
The JTF defines cybersecurity as a “computing-based discipline involving technology, people, information, and processes to enable assured operations. It involves the creation, operation, analysis, and testing of secure computer systems. It is an interdisciplinary course of study, including aspects of law, policy, human factors, ethics, and risk management in the context of adversaries.” (JTF working definition established December 7, 2015)