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IJIET 2021 Vol.11(5): 242-247 ISSN: 2010-3689
doi: 10.18178/ijiet.2021.11.5.1518

The Challenges of Integrating Industry 4.0 in Cyber Security — A Perspective

Yvonne James and Olivier Szymanezyk

Abstract—We adopt Industry 4.0 (I4.0) and professional qualifications for adapting models of deliveries of teaching the module of Cyber Security at the University of Lincoln (UK). To achieve this, we investigate I4.0, the challenges it sets to higher education, and professional qualifications. Our findings are used to devise three models of delivery, namely Comprehensive, Partial and Merged. Our discussions show that our strategy of the integration of I4.0 within the curriculum development effectively prepares students to stand out from the crowd by possessing industry ready accreditations along their computer science degrees and the skills required for their future career in cyber security.

Index Terms—Assessment strategy, curriculum development, cyber-security, industry 4.0.

Yvonne James and Olivier Szymanezyk are with the University of Lincoln, Brayford Pool, Lincoln, LN6 7TS, United Kingdom (e-mail: YJames@lincoln.ac.uk, OSzymanezyk@lincoln.ac.uk).


Cite: Yvonne James and Olivier Szymanezyk, "The Challenges of Integrating Industry 4.0 in Cyber Security — A Perspective," International Journal of Information and Education Technology vol. 11, no. 5, pp. 242-247, 2021.

Copyright © 2021 by the authors. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited (CC BY 4.0).

General Information

  • ISSN: 2010-3689 (Online)
  • Abbreviated Title: Int. J. Inf. Educ. Technol.
  • Frequency: Monthly
  • DOI: 10.18178/IJIET
  • Editor-in-Chief: Prof. Dr. Steve Thatcher
  • Executive Editor: Ms. Nancy Y. Liu
  • Abstracting/ Indexing: Scopus (CiteScore 2022: 2.0), INSPEC (IET), UGC-CARE List (India), CNKI, EBSCO, Google Scholar
  • E-mail: ijiet@ejournal.net


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