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 editorsKarjalainen, Mika


Journal or seriesJYU Dissertations


Publication year2021

Number in series402

Number of pages in the book1 verkkoaineisto (62 sivua, 14 sivua useina numerointijaksoina, 41 numeroimatonta sivua)

PublisherUniversity of Jyväskylä

Place of PublicationJyväskylä

Publication countryFinland

Publication languageEnglish

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

Publication open accessOpenly available

Publication channel open accessOpen 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.

Keywordscyber securitydata securityeducation and trainingexerciseseducational technologyvirtual learning environmentspedagogyonline pedagogydigitalisationnetwork environmentcyberspace

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

Contributing organizations

Ministry reportingYes

Reporting Year2021

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