Intel Security Curriculum Initiative
This program is focused on fostering a cohesive curriculum program that develops security technology content to meet the challenges of providing a strong pipeline of capable students. All content is developed by the sponsored faculty at key universities and hosted on their web portals.
Raise awareness of computer security issues to computing students at all levels. Identify opportunities to augment/develop curriculum at key schools.
- Empower students to analyze systems security risks.
- Enable students to reason about system security properties.
- Teach students how to exploit Intel platform capabilities to mitigate security risks.
Promote curriculum for use at other institutions.
The security curricula must address three dimensions.
- Vulnerability analysis – identify what system threats exist.
- Mitigations – identify how to defend against the identified threats.
- Validation – verify that the mitigations address the threats identified.
Levels: Security education needs to become a common element incorporated across the entire computing curriculum.
- Lower division: broad exposure of security thinking across the entire spectrum of computing.
- Upper division: Security problems within targeted computing topics, introductory courses devoted to problem analysis and validation.
- Graduate: Specialized security topics as specified by Intel.