- COMPUTERS & SECURITY Journal
- January 2019
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- Nowadays, a significant amount of free online cybersecurity training courses are offered. When preparing further courses, the designer has to decide what to teach and how to do it. In this paper, we provide with a set of recommendations for both issues. Concerning topic selection, 35 free online courses are analysed using NIST's NICE reference framework. Thus, several training gaps are discovered. Concerning the way of preparing the course (or refining it after the first edition), a set of good practices is proposed based on students' performance and commitment in a cybersecurity MOOC with +2,000 initially active students. To foster further research in this area, an open-source framework is released to enable the analysis of students' performance in EdX MOOCs.
- cybersecurity teaching/learning strategies; cybersecurity distance education and telelearning; media in cybersecurity education: cybersecurity course guidance; nice framework