System fail in cyber security courses 

Back in February the feds announced it would name selected universities, “academic centres of cyber security excellence.” They would be universities, “on the frontline training up the cyber security professionals combatting the threats Australia faces,” Education Minister Simon Birmingham said. Nothing has happened since, which seems strange or it did until Adam P Henry’s new discussion paper, Mastering the cyber security skills crisis (for UNSW Canberra) appeared.

Mr Henry examined various Australian masters programmes to discover, “only modest alignment” between them and the knowledge, skills and ability set out in US Government work standards. “Universities have an obligation to work with industry and government to ensure that cyber security programs are more directly preparing students for the workforce,” Mr Henry suggests.