Abstract: Information Security has been a challenge since humans began keeping information. With the advent of computerized data and computer networks, that challenge has increased dramatically. Not only are more breaches occurring, but public knowledge about those breaches is now commonplace adding to virtual hysteria concerning data and information security. To combat the challenge, many organizations are turning to trained and experienced security specialists. Educational institutions are adding curriculum to support the training and education of security professionals. To ensure quality education, many institutions are relying on security certified instructors. One certification highly sought after is the Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP). The educational benefits of CISSP led courses is quite obvious. What is not as obvious is the contribution of the CISSPs to the academic body of knowledge. This paper is an attempt to summarize the current contribution of the CISSP to the academic body of knowledge and open a dialog about the expectations of CISSP to higher educational research.
Keywords: CISSP, Information security, security education, Security Research
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Recommended Citation: Brown, R. (2019). The Contribution of the CISSP (Certified Information Systems Security Professional) to Higher Education Research. Information Systems Education Journal, 17(3) pp 50-54. http://isedj.org/2019-17/ ISSN: 1545-679X. (A preliminary version appears in The Proceedings of EDSIGCON 2018)