Removing the Veil: Shining Light on the Lack of Inclusivity in Cybersecurity Education for Students with Disabilities
There are currently over one billion people living with some form of disability worldwide. The continuous increase in new technologies in today's society comes with an increased risk in security. A fundamental knowledge of cybersecurity should be a basic right available to all users of technology. A review of literature in the fields of cybersecurity, STEM, and computer science (CS) has revealed existent gaps regarding educational methods for teaching cybersecurity to students with disabilities (SWD's). To date, SWD's are largely left without equitable access to cybersecurity education. Our goal is to identify current educational methods being used to teach SWD's concepts of cybersecurity, evaluate these methods, and classify the observed trends.
Hellems, F., & Bhatia, S. (2022, March). Removing the veil: Shining light on the lack of inclusivity in cybersecurity education for students with disabilities. In Proceedings of the 53rd ACM Technical Symposium on Computer Science Education V. 2 (pp. 1108-1108). Doi: 10.1145/3478432.3499114
Computer Engineering Commons, Disability and Equity in Education Commons, Information Security Commons
Felicia Hellems is a graduate student in the School of Computer Science & Engineering.
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