Building an improved taxonomy for IA education resources in PRISM

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To address a perceived lack of availability of educational resources for students and educators in the field of information assurance, Regis University and the United States Air Force Academy (USAFA) have begun development of a web portal to store and make available to the public information security-related educational materials. The portal is named the Public Repository for Information Security Materials (PRISM). In this paper, we begin with a review of the initial vision for PRISM. We then discuss the development and maintenance of a deterministic discipline-specific vocabulary, along with the results of mapping curricular content to our initial set of terms. Out of the eight material descriptions used in our evaluation, five could be clearly mapped to the initial vocabulary, one could partially be mapped, and three did not contain any clearly mappable terms.

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