A comprehensive design framework for multi-disciplinary cyber security education

Gregor Langner (Speaker), Steven Furnell, Gerald Quirchmayr, Florian Skopik

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This paper presents an innovative approach to teaching soft skills in cyber security. It highlights the importance of integrating soft skills, such as critical thinking, problem solving, communication, and empathy, alongside technical skills. The COLTRANE framework is introduced as a tool for educators to enhance the teaching of soft skills. The framework involves several phases, including identifying relevant soft skills, establishing learning objectives, and designing conducive learning environments. By employing this framework, learners are exposed to real-life challenges that necessitate the integration of technical and soft skills. This approach ensures that learners not only gain technical knowledge but also develop the capacity to apply it in practical situations, fostering effective communication, collaboration, and empathy. By utilizing the COLTRANE framework, educators can better prepare their students for future careers in cyber security, where complex problem-solving and effective teamwork are essential.
Translated title of the contributionEin ganzheitlicher Rahmen für die multidisziplinäre Cybersicherheitsausbildung
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHuman Aspects of Information Security and Assurance
Subtitle of host publication17th IFIP WG 11.12 International Symposium, HAISA 2023, Kent, UK, July 4-6, 2023 Proceedings
EditorsSteven Furnell, Nathan Clarke
Pages105 - 115
Number of pages11
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-031-38530-8
ISBN (Print)978-3-031-38532-2
Publication statusPublished - 25 Apr 2023
EventHAISA 2023: Human Aspects of Information Security and Assurance - Kent, United Kingdom, Kent, United Kingdom
Duration: 4 Jul 20236 Jul 2023


ConferenceHAISA 2023: Human Aspects of Information Security and Assurance
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom

Research Field

  • Cyber Security


  • Soft Skills
  • Science education
  • Collaborative learning space
  • Cyber Range
  • Cyber security education
  • Framwork


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