Title

Developing an Academic Curriculum in Information Operations: The First Steps

Document Type

Journal Article

Publisher

Edith Cowan University

Faculty

Computing, Health and Science

School

Computer and Security Science, Centre for Security Research

RAS ID

8804

Comments

This article was originally published as: Schou, C. D., Ryan, J., & Armistead, L. (2009). Developing an Academic Curriculum in Information Operations: The First Steps. Journal of Information Warfare, 8(3), 47-60. Original available here

Abstract

Increasingly the realm of Information Operations (IO) and Cyber Warfare are seen as crucial to the success of the Department of Defense’s ability to conduct military missions, yet the training and education efforts associated with these areas are often disjointed and uncoordinated. Whilst a large number of universities have developed more specialized Information Assurance (IA) or computer security programs, the broader aspects of IO are still not seen as worthy of study by the academic community. In this paper, the authors outline the need for an academic response to develop a better methodology of an Information Operations Education program, to include research and recommendations for future efforts to develop standards and metrics in the IO training and education realm.

Access Rights

Open access