Innovations in Cybersecurity Education Workshop, Friday June 3, UMBC

The third Innovations in Cybersecurity Education Workshop (ICEW) will be held from 9:00am to 5:00pm on Friday, June 3, 2016 on the UMBC campus.

ICEW is a free regional workshop on cybersecurity education from high school through post-graduate. It is intended primarily for educators who are teaching cybersecurity at high schools, colleges, and community colleges. Anyone is welcome to attend, including teachers, students, administrators, researchers, and government officials. It will highlight master teachers and ongoing educational projects, including an effort at the US Naval Academy to teach cybersecurity to all midshipmen. The workshop will feature hands-on learning activities, including secure programming, cyber competition, and an educational game.

Sessions will include:

  • Secure coding through hands-on exercise: Blair Taylor and Siddharth Kaza (Towson University) will show how to carry out self-contained, lab-based modules designed to be injected into CS0-CS2 introductory computer science courses.
  • Using a message board as a hands­-on learning tool for Cyber Security II: LCDR Chris W. Hoffmeister (US Naval Academy) will discuss how to solve security challenges involving a simple, configurable HTML message board.
  • Hands-on vulnerability testing: Marcelle Lee (Anne Arundel Community College) and Steve Morrill (Loyola Blakefield) will demonstrate how to engage in a hands-on challenge and learning experience to help highlight the vulnerabilities in systems, with you in the driver’s seat. Participants of any skill level will learn strategies and techniques for determining if a system is vulnerable.
  • Hands-on group threat brainstorming with Security Cards: Tamara Denning (University of Utah) will demonstrate teaching students how to think broadly and creatively about computer security threats using 42 Security Cards along four dimensions (suits): human impact, adversary’s motivation, adversary’s resources, and adversary’s methods.

ICEW is free and open to the public — all are welcome to attend. This workshop will to be of interest to educators, school administrators, undergraduate and graduate students, and government officials. Lunch will be provided. There is ample parking.

For more information and to register, see the 2016 ICEW Web site.

Innovations in Cybersecurity Education Workshop, Friday June 3, UMBC

The third Innovations in Cybersecurity Education Workshop (ICEW) will be held from 9:00am to 5:00pm on Friday, June 3, 2016 on the UMBC campus.

ICEW is a free regional workshop on cybersecurity education from high school through post-graduate. It is intended primarily for educators who are teaching cybersecurity at high schools, colleges, and community colleges. Anyone is welcome to attend, including teachers, students, administrators, researchers, and government officials. It will highlight master teachers and ongoing educational projects, including an effort at the US Naval Academy to teach cybersecurity to all midshipmen. The workshop will feature hands-on learning activities, including secure programming, cyber competition, and an educational game.

Sessions will include:

  • Secure coding through hands-on exercise: Blair Taylor and Siddharth Kaza (Towson University) will show how to carry out self-contained, lab-based modules designed to be injected into CS0-CS2 introductory computer science courses.
  • Using a message board as a hands­-on learning tool for Cyber Security II: LCDR Chris W. Hoffmeister (US Naval Academy) will discuss how to solve security challenges involving a simple, configurable HTML message board.
  • Hands-on vulnerability testing: Marcelle Lee (Anne Arundel Community College) and Steve Morrill (Loyola Blakefield) will demonstrate how to engage in a hands-on challenge and learning experience to help highlight the vulnerabilities in systems, with you in the driver’s seat. Participants of any skill level will learn strategies and techniques for determining if a system is vulnerable.
  • Hands-on group threat brainstorming with Security Cards: Tamara Denning (University of Utah) will demonstrate teaching students how to think broadly and creatively about computer security threats using 42 Security Cards along four dimensions (suits): human impact, adversary’s motivation, adversary’s resources, and adversary’s methods.

ICEW is free and open to the public — all are welcome to attend. This workshop will to be of interest to educators, school administrators, undergraduate and graduate students, and government officials. Lunch will be provided. There is ample parking.

For more information and to register, see the 2016 ICEW Web site.

ICEW – Conference Information

ICEW 2016 will be held in UMBC’s University Center on the 3rd floor on June 3rd, 2016.  Please register at the link below.

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Main – About the Presenters – Agenda – Conference Information

ICEW – About the Presenters

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
Loyola Blakefield

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.

Main – About the Presenters – Agenda – Conference Information

ICEW Agenda

9:00a Breakfast
9:20a Opening Remarks
9:30-11:00a Session I: Secure Coding taught through hands on exercises. Carry out self-contained, lab-based modules designed to be injected into CS0-CS2 introductory computer science courses. Blair Taylor and Siddharth Kaza, Towson University
11:00-11:15a Break
11:15a-12:45p Session II: Using a mesage board as an interactive Cyber Security learning tool. Solve security challenges involving a simple, configurable HTML message board. LCDR Chris W. Hoffmeister, United States Naval Academy.
1:00-1:30p Lunch
1:30-3:00p Session III: Hands-on vulnerability testing. Engage in a hands-on learning experience to help highlight the vulnerabilities in systems.  Participants of any skill level will leave with new insights. Marcell Lee, Anne Arundel Community College

Steve Morrill, Loyola Blakefield

3:00-3:15p Snack Break
3:15-4:45p Session IV: Group threat brainstorming with Security Cards. Creatively solve problems about computer security threats using 42 Security Cards along 4 dimensions (suits): human impact, adversary’s motivation, adversary’s resources, and adversary’s methods. Tamara Denning, University of Utah
5:00p Adjourn

Main – About the Presenters – Agenda – Conference Information

ICEW – 2016

Main – About the Presenters – Agenda – Conference Information