University of Library Studies and Information Technologies (BULGARIA)
About this paper:
Appears in: INTED2020 Proceedings
Publication year: 2020
Pages: 5259-5268
ISBN: 978-84-09-17939-8
ISSN: 2340-1079
doi: 10.21125/inted.2020.1423
Conference name: 14th International Technology, Education and Development Conference
Dates: 2-4 March, 2020
Location: Valencia, Spain
The cutting-edge technologies are the main drivers of modern innovations. At the same time, they also bring new risks to security and privacy. In addition to the legal regulation of security measures in the digital world, it is now necessary to incorporate cyber security knowledge into curricula. Advanced technologies are introducing new security risks. The dynamic change in cyber security affects business risk management and is driven by the continuous improvement of sophisticated technology by malicious actors.

The main focus of the study is to justify the need to integrate cyber security into curricula that are related to cutting-edge technologies. The emphasis is on the need for proactive steps in education to prepare learners to adequately address the cybersecurity issues that come with IoT (Internet of Things), AI (Artificial Intelligence), DLT (Distributed Ledger Technology), VR (Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality) and containers.

The article provides an overview of the regulatory framework and security incidents that inevitably lead to conclusions about the need to introduce the problem area of cybersecurity in the curriculum for IoT, AI, DLT, VR and containers. Updating the curriculum with cyber security components will lead to the full realization of specialists in the respective field. The cyber security competences have been analyzed for the current state of the problem, taking into account both the regulatory requirements of Europe and some national ones.

The analyzes, conclusions and recommendations of this article are aimed at reducing the deficits in cybersecurity training in problem areas that have progressed without compliance with standards or minimum requirements for protection against measured impacts. This is a step towards applying the EU's common competences for cybersecurity skills in the SME sector on the path to simultaneously promoting technical and organizational expertise and corporate culture to comply with emerging regulations, directives and laws related to cybersecurity and privacy.

This article is aligned with the efforts of the EU Cybersecurity Competencies Team responding for the skills shortage on the labor market.

In addition to the "shift left" in the software production process (SDLC), it also justifies the paradigm for the EARLY INCORPORATING shift in the curriculum.
Cyber, security, curriculum, advanced, technology, privacy.