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The information security management profession continues to evolve. Universities and other educational institutions must understand the needs of the professional community to provide the market with graduates possessing the required skills and knowledge that enterprises need. The ISACA® Model Curriculum for Information Security Management, 2nd Edition provides academic institutions with a basic framework of the education required to develop the skills needed to make students employable in the profession.
In the information-based business environment, business professionals who are competent in information security or information security professionals who understand business are in great demand. Information security managers must continually receive training to upgrade their knowledge, skills and abilities. Academic institutions with the appropriate curriculum can generate employable candidates who will be able to assume leadership positions in the information security field. An academic institution that sponsors an information security curriculum that has a business focus is very desirable to those professionals wishing to change their career path or upgrade their skills for job enhancement. The ISACA® Model Curriculum for Information Security Management, 2nd Edition can be viewed as a reasonably comprehensive set of topics that should be part of an ideal program for information security management. This model curriculum provides a goal for colleges and universities worldwide to strive toward in meeting the demand for educating future information security management professionals.
In addition, the model can serve both those who are interested in obtaining an information security education and interested educational institutions worldwide that are developing a curriculum in information security.