Cybersecurity in the digital classroom: implications for emerging policy, pedagogy and practice

Alastair Irons, Tom Crick

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Recent cybersecurity education literature has focused on developments in cybersecurity curricula, qualifications and accreditation, pedagogy and practice to increase the number of cybersecurity professionals, in both the UK and internationally. There has been little research published to date on the online learning, teaching and assessment environment as a cyber target in its own right. This chapter appraised and discussed the dangers in, and emerging threats to, using online environments. It proposes a set of steps and mitigation measures that can be taken to make it more difficult for cybercriminals to attack educational institutions.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Emerald handbook of higher education in a post-covid world
Subtitle of host publicationnew approaches and technologies for teaching and learning
EditorsByron A. Brown, Alastair Irons
Place of PublicationBingley
Number of pages14
ISBN (Electronic)9781803821931, 9781803821955
ISBN (Print)9781803821948
Publication statusPublished - 22 Aug 2022


  • Cyberattack
  • Digital classroom
  • Student credentials
  • Online learning environment
  • Security requirements
  • Pedagogy
  • Cyber policy


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