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 IFIP WG 11.8 (Information Security Education) and other major international computing societies including: Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)IEEE Computer Society (IEEE CS) and the Association for Information Systems Special Interest Group on Security (AIS SIGSEC). It grew out of the foundational efforts of the Cyber Education Project (CEP).

The ACM Joint Task Force defines Cybersecurity as a “computing-based discipline involving technology, people, information and processes to enable assured operations.  It involves the creation, operation, analysis and testing of secure computer systems. It is an interdisciplinary course of study, including aspects of law, policy, human factors, ethics and risk management in the context of adversaries.”  

The report is available for public review and comment until 14 February 2017. Visit to download the report and share your feedback.