Session I. Secure Coding taught through hands on exercises.
Computer and Information Sciences Department, Towson University
Dr. Blair Taylor is a Clinical Associate Professor in the Computer and Information Sciences Department at Towson University with over 20 years of teaching experience. She developed and assessed many of the security injection modules. She has published and presented widely on introducing secure coding in introductory courses and was recently awarded the University System of Maryland Regents Teaching Award. Dr. Taylor’s work has been funded by the National Science Foundation, Intel, and the Department of Defense.
Dr. Siddharth Kaza is an Associate Professor in the Computer and Information Sciences Department at Towson University. He received his Ph.D. degree in Management Information Systems from the University of Arizona. His interests lie in cybersecurity education, data mining, and application development. Dr. Kaza’s work has been published in top-tier journals and conferences including Decision Support Systems, IEEE Transactions, ACM Transactions, Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology and various international conferences and has been funded by the National Science Foundation, Department of Defense, and the Maryland Higher Education Commission.
Session II. Using a mesage board as an interactive Cyber Security learning tool.
Department of Cyber Science, United States Naval Academy.
LCDR Chris W. Hoffmeister, is the Associate Chair and a permanent faculty member in the Department of Cyber Science at the United States Naval Academy. He leads the curriculum improvements for SI110 – Introduction to Cyber Security – Technical Foundations, an introductory cyber security course taught to 1200 first year undergraduate students annually. He also teaches courses in the Cyber Operations major, an interdisciplinary major that incorporates the STEM and Social Science aspects of the cyber domain. His research interests include digital forensics and network security.
Session III. Hands-on vulnerability testing.
Anne Arundel Community College
Marcelle Lee is an analyst with the federal government, an adjunct professor at Anne Arundel Community College, and co-founder of Fractal Security Group, LLC. She is involved with several industry organizations, working groups, and boards, including the Women’s Society of Cyberjutsu and the ISSA Women in Security Special Interest Group.
Marcelle has earned the CSX-P, GCFA, GCIA, GCIH, GCCC, C|EH, CCNA, Security+, Network+, and ACE industry certifications. She holds several degrees and is currently pursuing a Master’s degree in cybersecurity at UMBC. She is a cybersecurity competition enthusiast and an active volunteer in outreach to students and the community.
Steve Morrill is currently the Director of Technology at Loyola Blakefield in Towson, Maryland. Prior to joining Loyola Blakefield he spent 13 years managing and teaching technology in the higher education space.
Steve is also the founder of the Loyola Cyber Science Initiative. The team has had great success over the past few years in different cyber challenges including the Maryland Cyber Challenge and Air Force Association Cyber Patriot.
Over the past few years Steve and his students have also been invited to speak at schools helping to raise awareness, but not paranoia, in the use of social media. His presentations are tailored for the specific audience to help each group understand both the benefits and dangers of our modern on line world. ,
Session IV. Group threat brainstorming with Security Cards.
School of Computing, University of Utah
Tamara Denning’s interests are in the human aspects of computer security and privacy, ranging from understanding how people use and reason about current technologies to designing security and privacy that better matches the human and logistical needs of people around the technology—user and non-user alike. Past areas of work include security for implantable medical devices, privacy issues surrounding augmented reality glasses, and security awareness and education. She is an Assistant Professor in the School of Computing at the University of Utah. She completed her PhD at the University of Washington in 2014 working with Tadayoshi Kohno in the Security and Privacy Research Lab. She received her BS in Computer Science in 2007 from the University of California, San Diego and her MS from the University of Washington in 2009. Her work is published in both HCI and computer security venues and has been covered by news outlets including CNN, MSNBC, NY Times, and Wired.