Development of Tools for Practical Research on Cybersecurity in Msc Theses

Publication Type:

Journal Article


Information & Security: An International Journal, Volume 35, Issue 1, p.81-97 (2016)


client-server complexes, cybersecurity training methodology, distance learning systems., interactive simulation models, Practical courses on cybersecurity


The article analyses methods of creating and implementing practical courses on cybersecurity, including distance learning courses. It outlines a number of methodologies and corresponding hardware/firmware structures of the organization of such courses. Next, the authors consider the possibility of tying the courses in the standard program complexes of distance learning. It is proposed to use the interactive simulation models for practical skill training in the area of cybersecurity. For teaching the skills of server setting, the creation of client-server simulation models is proposed. The paper considers the proposed methodologies for development of such educational complexes in the master’s theses of students of the specialty “Security of Information and Communication System” in Dnipropetrovsk National University of Railway Transport named after Academician V. Lazaryan, and provides a number of recent examples.