G5 Doctoral dissertation (article)
Pedagogical basis of live cybersecurity exercises (2021)
Kyberturvallisuusharjoitusten pedagogiikka

Karjalainen, M. (2021). Pedagogical basis of live cybersecurity exercises [Doctoral dissertation]. University of Jyväskylä. JYU Dissertations, 402. http://urn.fi/URN:ISBN:978-951-39-8738-1

JYU authors or editors

Publication details

All authors or editors: Karjalainen, Mika

eISBN: 978-951-39-8738-1

Journal or series: JYU Dissertations

eISSN: 2489-9003

Publication year: 2021

Number in series: 402

Number of pages in the book: 1 verkkoaineisto (62 sivua, 14 sivua useina numerointijaksoina, 41 numeroimatonta sivua)

Publisher: University of Jyväskylä

Place of Publication: Jyväskylä

Publication country: Finland

Publication language: English

Persistent website address: http://urn.fi/URN:ISBN:978-951-39-8738-1

Publication open access: Openly available

Publication channel open access: Open Access channel


The digitalisation of societies, working life, and education is changing their forms and practices. As a component of digitalisation and new ways of operating in a digital domain, change has also brought with it new risks for the digital operating environment. ICT infrastructure constitutes a critical new development, and cybersecurity competency needs for managing digital domains are growing and evolving. To provide the knowledge and skills needed for working life, education and training environments must also evolve in response to change. As part of cybersecurity education, cybersecurity exercises have an established position in competency development. This study examined the pedagogical principles of cybersecurity training and identified the pedagogical requirements for a comprehensive cyber arenastyle education platform. The learning of individuals was measured through both on-site and online cybersecurity exercises. Methodologies for evaluating cybersecurity exercises were studied as part of the exercise lifecycle. The study also examined the requirements for continuous learning from both curriculum design and cybersecurity in-service training perspectives.

Keywords: cyber security; data security; education and training; exercises; educational technology; virtual learning environments; pedagogy; online pedagogy; digitalisation; network environment; cyberspace

Free keywords: cybersecurity; cybersecurity exercise; cybersecurity education; in-service training; cyber range; cyber arena; pedagogy

Contributing organizations

Ministry reporting: Yes

Reporting Year: 2021

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