The JTF was launched in September 2015 as a collaboration between major international computing societies:
- Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)
- IEEE Computer Society (IEEE CS)
- Association for Information Systems Special Interest Group on Security (AIS SIGSEC)
- International Federation for Information Processing Technical Committee on Information Security Education (IFIP WG 11.8)
The JTF grew out of the foundational efforts of the Cyber Education Project (CEP).
The purpose of the Joint Task Force on Cybersecurity Education (JTF) is to develop comprehensive curricular guidance in cybersecurity education that will support future program development and associated educational efforts.
The JTF defines cybersecurity as a “computing-based discipline involving technology, people, information, and processes to enable assured operations. It involves the creation, operation, analysis, and testing of secure computer systems. It is an interdisciplinary course of study, including aspects of law, policy, human factors, ethics, and risk management in the context of adversaries.”