Meeting the CAE IA/CD Knowledge Units Requirements for the Polytechnic University of Puerto Rico
Darabi, Diana M.
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The current information security field has gone through tremendous growth over the years and is continuously changing. Today the threats on information security systems are sophisticated, prevalent, have the potential to cause vast damage, and the attackers are not only more skilled and well-funded but the motives have also changed. Because of the current state of the field we must make sure that we have a workforce that is skilled to combat the current threats in order to protect our national information security infrastructure. In an effort to address the current shortage of information security professionals and protect our national information security infrastructure the Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance/Cyber Defense was created. In this paper we share our experiences in applying for the Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance/Cyber Defense re-designation at the Polytechnic University of Puerto Rico, focusing on meeting the courseware requirements by mapping our curriculum to the CAE IA/CD Knowledge Units. The information provided in this paper will be helpful for institutions applying for the Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance/Cyber Defense designation as well as for professionals to identify the knowledge and skills that are important to have to be in an IA profession. Key Terms - CAE IA/CD, Courseware Requirements, Knowledge Unit Mapping, IA Education.