The Council of Professors and Heads of Computing is working with the support of The UK Cabinet Office and BCS, the Chartered Institute for IT to help its members implement new criteria for including cybersecurity principles and learning outcomes within computing science and IT related degrees.  So far our efforts have reached over 66 universities and nearly 160 programme leaders and lecturers in a series of workshops lead by (ISC)², the world’s leading international association of certified cyber, information, software and infrastructure security professionals.  They have also prompted the development of a growing repository of resources available for your teaching staff and an ongoing community effort to support teaching in this area.

Learn more about these developments from CPHC Chair Carsten Maple and our Lunch and Learn Webinar on Curriculum Development. You’ll also find case studies, references, and the Principles and Learning Outcomes developed as a guide for course designers and accreditors.

We want to ensure our curricula deliver graduates with the right skills for Industry.

Carsten Maple, Chair CPHC and Professor University of Warwick



Tackling Today’s Issues: Embedding Cybersecurity in
Computing Science Curriculum

Lunch and Learn : Cybersecurity in Computing Science Curriculum

More Resources

Case Study: University of Portsmouth 

Cyber Practicals: an HEA-funded project from the University of York 

Cybersecurity Materials

A sample of the growing resources becoming available to support teaching.

Principals and Learning Outcomes

This document serves as a manual to help embed cybersecurity into degree modules and associated syllabi. Here five cybersecurity themes are described for inclusion into Computing Science and IT-related degrees, along with their associated core concepts, principles and learning outcomes.