Cyber2yr2020 - New ACM Cybersecurity Guidance

After an intense curriculum development effort, the ACM Committee for Computing Education in Community Colleges (CCECC) has published Cybersecurity Curricular Guidance for Associate-Degree Programs, known as Cyber2yr2020. These guidelines are based on ACM's CSEC2017 guidelines for 4-year programs, with additional influence from the CAE-CD 2Y 2019 knowledge units (requirements of the NSA and DHS National Centers of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense) and the NICE cybersecurity workforce framework.

The Cyber2yr2020 curriculum framework contains 58 competencies across eight security domains plus cross-cutting concepts. Each domain is further divided into subdomains with associated learning outcomes. In addition to downloading the published Cyber2yr2020 document, we offer interaction with the curricular content on our web site by going to Curricular Guidance->Cybersecurity.

We are currently soliciting program examples, which correlate the courses in a degree or certificate at a given school with the competencies in Cyber2yr2020. For more information, see Program Examples.

Watch the National CyberWatch Webcast on Cyber2yr2020.


Call for Program Examples

The CCECC invites institutions to highlight their cybersecurity program by submitting a program example showing how their curriculum correlates to Cyber2yr2020.

Submit a Program Example

Recent Presentations

Adapting the IT2017 Curricula for Two-Year IT Transfer Programs PDF
Presented by Markus Geissler, Svetlana Peltsverger, Tim Preuss, Cara Tang at SIGITE 2019, Tacoma, WA
ACM Curricular Guidance for 2-year Cybersecurity Programs - CSEC2Y StrawDog Draft PDF
Presented by ACM CCECC at SIGCSE 2019, Minneapolis, MN
Computer Science Curricular Guidance for Associate-Degree Transfer Programs PDF
Presented by Cara Tang at SIGCSE 2018, Baltimore, MD

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