27January, 2017

Public Comment Sought on Cybersecurity Education Report

By |January 27th, 2017|ACM|0 Comments

The ACM Joint Task Force on Cybersecurity Education (JTF) has released the latest version of its report (CSEC2017 v. 0.5) for public review and comment.

The JTF was launched in September 2015 with the purpose of developing comprehensive curricular guidance in cybersecurity education to support future program development and associated educational efforts.

The group is a collaboration between […]

28November, 2016

ACM Celebrates 50 Years of the Turing Award

By |November 28th, 2016|ACM|0 Comments

Over the next several months, ACM will celebrate 50 years of the Turing Award, highlighting the impacts of the visionaries who have received it.

ACM’s most prestigious award, the A.M. Turing Award is presented annually to recognise major contributions of lasting importance to computing, and includes a $1 million prize funded by Google.

Since its […]

4July, 2016

ACM and IFIP Collaborate on Cybersecurity Education Joint Taskforce

By |July 4th, 2016|ACM, Home Slider, IFIP|0 Comments

The ACM has created a Joint Task Force on Cybersecurity Education, bringing together representatives from IFIP TC11 (WG11.8) with the IEEE Computer Society (IEEE-CS), the Association for Information System’s Special Interest Group on Information Security (AIS SIGSAC) and the Cyber Education project (CEP).

The task force arose out of the foundational efforts of the CEP […]

21March, 2016

EUACM Supports Concerns Over Research Funding in Europe

By |March 21st, 2016|ACM|0 Comments

The ACM European Policy committee, EUACM, has supported calls by the European Commission (EC) for scientists and researchers to lobby government decision-makers over research funding levels.

The EUACM attended the Horizon 2020 Conference in Brussels on 16 February 2016, where the EC’s Director General for Research and Innovation, Robert-Jan Smits, raised concerns about funding for research […]

1February, 2016

Cyber Security Read: Professional Code Helps IT Worker With Ethical Dilemmas

By |February 1st, 2016|ACM, Ethics, Home Slider, IFIP, Professionalism in ICT|0 Comments

In this January’s issue of The Nederland’s Cyber Security Council monthly magazine, Cyber Security Read, IFIP President Leon Strous was interviewed about the increasing reliance on IT and IT workers and the need for a globally adopted professional code.

Excerpt from the original article:

“IT systems have an increasingly great influence on our life. When something goes wrong […]

16June, 2015

International ICT Societies Call for More Technology Education in Schools

By |June 16th, 2015|ACM, Big Data, CEPIS, Cloud Computing, ICT in Schools, IFIP, IoT - Internet of Things, Robotics, social media|0 Comments

Media Release

International ICT Societies Call for More Technology Education in Schools to Avert ICT Skill Crisis

Tuesday, 16 June 2015 – An historic meeting of international ICT leaders has called for governments across Europe to urgently introduce Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) subjects into their school curriculums in order to better equip students for today’s digitally […]