Is a Significant Demographic Left Out of the Equation? An Overview of Possible Inequitable Access to Cybersecurity Educational Programs in the United States

dc.contributor.author Jacob, Johanna
dc.contributor.author White, Greg
dc.date.accessioned 2021-12-24T17:38:09Z
dc.date.available 2021-12-24T17:38:09Z
dc.date.issued 2022-01-04
dc.description.abstract Cybersecurity skills shortage has reached widespread proportions. The common consensus in the community is there is a lack of an established pathway early on in K-12 education that would help students gain an interest in Cybersecurity and related careers. Recent studies and national surveys indicate that most students are not well-informed about the educational and career requirements in the field. Though some cybersecurity education is offered in K-12 across the United States through various means such as camps, clubs, competitions and as standalone coursework, there is an uneven access for students to engage in these activities. Middle and high school student populations include teachers and educators who are part of smaller and lower income school districts which are often less exposed to initiatives related to Cybersecurity. We present a preliminary analysis of the possible inequitable access to Cybersecurity education and propose a survey-based methodology to further this project.
dc.format.extent 12 pages
dc.identifier.doi 10.24251/HICSS.2022.282
dc.identifier.isbn 978-0-9981331-5-7
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10125/79615
dc.language.iso eng
dc.relation.ispartof Proceedings of the 55th Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences
dc.rights Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International
dc.rights.uri https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/
dc.subject Cybersecurity and Privacy in Government
dc.subject cybersecurity
dc.subject education
dc.subject school districts
dc.subject title-i
dc.title Is a Significant Demographic Left Out of the Equation? An Overview of Possible Inequitable Access to Cybersecurity Educational Programs in the United States
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