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Pragmatic Development of a Cybersecurity Module for Construction Education

9 pagesPublished: May 15, 2022


Technology use has significantly increased in the construction industry. The industry creates large amounts of confidential, sensitive, or proprietary information which is susceptible to unauthorized access by cybercriminals and access to network infrastructure can create havoc on construction companies. Construction students must apply electronic-based technology to manage the construction process, but based on various cyber incidents, construction students should also understand their responsibility regarding cybersecurity when working with the various technology. The problem is that it is already difficult to incorporate new content in an already tight construction curriculum and there is no academic literature that provides guidance on how to teach this type of topic. Therefore, the purpose of this paper is to provide the course development process undertaken to develop a module on cybersecurity for construction. Using this framework in combination with a three-phase framework, the authors have outlined the assumptions about the learner and society; the aims and objectives; content or subject matter with its selection, scope and sequence; modes of transaction; and evaluation methods for the module. The authors expect that this module will be used by educators to further cybersecurity instruction which will hopefully mitigate cybersecurity incidences in the construction industry.

Keyphrases: construction, Construction 4.0, cyber risk, Cybersecurity, Education

In: Tom Leathem, Wesley Collins and Anthony J. Perrenoud (editors). ASC2022. 58th Annual Associated Schools of Construction International Conference, vol 3, pages 643--651

BibTeX entry
  author    = {Kenneth Sands and Min Jae Suh},
  title     = {Pragmatic Development of a Cybersecurity Module for Construction Education},
  booktitle = {ASC2022. 58th Annual Associated Schools of Construction International Conference},
  editor    = {Tom Leathem and Wes Collins and Anthony Perrenoud},
  series    = {EPiC Series in Built Environment},
  volume    = {3},
  pages     = {643--651},
  year      = {2022},
  publisher = {EasyChair},
  bibsource = {EasyChair,},
  issn      = {2632-881X},
  url       = {},
  doi       = {10.29007/8ppg}}
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