Shifting the Boundaries
: Conceptual and Practical Challenges of Cybersecurity Education, Definitions and Expectations

  • Sean Costigan

Student thesis: Doctoral Thesis


The aim of this commentary is to develop an integrated understanding of my original contributions and approaches to assessing international security institutions’ challenges and capacities to manage disruptive change, particularly through case studies of historical and contemporary need for cybersecurity awareness and education. This commentary specifies and contextualises my contributions to scholarship and research in cybersecurity, emerging security challenges and security education. In particular, emphasis is paid to the roles that defence institutions and national defence policymakers play as intellectual and resource gatekeepers. Biases are also explored at length, particularly those that may affect authoritative responses, mitigate surprise, or allow for improved anticipation and resilience.
Date of Award17 Jan 2023
Original languageEnglish
Awarding Institution
  • University of Portsmouth
SupervisorVasileios Karagiannopoulos (Supervisor) & Michael Nash (Supervisor)

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