HIGH SCHOOL CYBERSECURITY CURRICULUM GUIDELINES
BACKGROUND ON DEVELOPMENT
The Guidelines used for this Introduction to Cybersecurity were modeled after the AP Computer Science Principles curriculum framework, which in turn was based on the Understanding by Design® (Wiggins and McTighe) model. They were designed by educators from high school and higher education, who collectively have vast experience teaching computer science and cybersecurity. Feedback was sought across the country from high school educators teaching computer science and/or cybersecurity courses, cybersecurity educators from higher education institutions, and members of government and industry that have a need for highly skilled workers. This document guides curriculum in that it expresses what should be taught rather than how to teach it and provides students with a visible guide to successfully complete the course. Introduction to Cybersecurity is intended to be equivalent to an intro course in cybersecurity at either a community college or university.