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2 Author(s)
Jim Alves-Foss ; University of Idaho ; Paul Oman

Securing computer systems is an ongoing task that requires involvement of users, system administrators, and developers. There has been a lot of discussion of embedded computer security in the computer science curriculum, but that is insufficient. It's necessary to provide training to keep workers up to date, and to educate them. In this article, the authors discuss the workforce, and the fact that a majority of those working in computing fields don't have a formal computer science degree. What do they know, and what do employers need to know about the gaps in the employee's knowledge?

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IEEE Security & Privacy  (Volume:11 ,  Issue: 5 )