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Tuesday, August 13
 

1:00pm EDT

Can AP CS Principles students learn modern Cryptography? Yes!
The C5 Colleges Applied Cryptography module was implemented into AP Computer Science Principles classes from around the nation this spring, and Mark's students had the opportunity to be part of this study. In this presentation, Mark will describe the highlights and challenges of teaching 16-year-olds a variety of rigorous crypto topics such as symmetric/asymmetric cryptography, hash functions, and digital certificates. Teachers will leave this session with multiple lessons to teach applied cryptography and other cybersecurity topics.

Speakers
avatar for Mark Emry

Mark Emry

Teacher, McNeil High School
Mark has 27 years of teaching experience, ranging from MS Language Arts and HS Computer Science in Sioux Falls, SD, to his new gig at McNeil High School in Round Rock, TX. Among the courses Mark has taught are: Exploring Computer Science, Cybersecurity, AP Computer Science A, AP Computer... Read More →


Tuesday August 13, 2019 1:00pm - 1:50pm EDT
Room E
 
Wednesday, August 14
 

9:00am EDT

The K-12 Cyber Wave: A Curriculum Framework for High School Students
Educators in the US are just now seeing the beginning of the K-12 Cyber Education wave, and Virginia is leading the way forward. This presentation describes a curriculum framework for a high school Introductory to Cybersecurity course designed to meet dual credit for colleges and universities. The framework for this rigorous course describes what is to be taught, and these Big Ideas, Essential Questions & Enduring Understandings are just the start. Attendees will receive a copy of the framework.

Speakers
avatar for Mark Emry

Mark Emry

Teacher, McNeil High School
Mark has 27 years of teaching experience, ranging from MS Language Arts and HS Computer Science in Sioux Falls, SD, to his new gig at McNeil High School in Round Rock, TX. Among the courses Mark has taught are: Exploring Computer Science, Cybersecurity, AP Computer Science A, AP Computer... Read More →


Wednesday August 14, 2019 9:00am - 9:50am EDT
Room E

10:15am EDT

NICERC's Introduction to Cyber Engineering (for the high school classroom)
Come see how cybersecurity concepts can be incorporated into a STEM or cyber engineering classroom! NICERC's Cyber Literacy course introduces students to our definition of cyber, including all manner of electronic devices that interact with networks, from robots and laptops, to cell phones and IoT. Additionally, the course helps students understand how we all interact with those devices, and by extension, the computers and humans those devices eventually connect to. The course discusses the ethical implications posed by the use of and eventual ubiquity of those devices as we expect more and more capability from the networks and devices we connect with.

As a result of this session, you will understand the basic concepts being taught in the course and how the humanities and liberal arts concepts relate to the labs being performed in the classroom. Even if teachers do not use or teach the robotics content in the classroom, Cyber Literacy has content that can be incorporated into just about any classroom. Additionally, participants will learn how to register for FREE access to ALL of NICERC's content including more than 15 titles for use in your classroom, school, or district.

Speakers
avatar for Chuck Gardner

Chuck Gardner

Director of Curriculum, Cyber Innovation Center
As the Director of Curriculum for NICERC, Chuck oversees the development and distribution of STEM, cyber, and computer science content as part of a grant through the Department of Homeland Security's Cyber Education Training and Assistance Program (CETAP). NICERC's team of subject... Read More →


Wednesday August 14, 2019 10:15am - 11:05am EDT
Room E

11:15am EDT

Stimulating a National Cybersecurity Education Dialog
This presentation summarizes and updates progress from the Cyber Center for Education and Innovation, Home of the National Cryptologic Museum.  Their unique national value proposition brings together cybersecurity education and invites collaboration. Their mission is to broaden cyber threat awareness, understanding of cybersecurity best practices and educational outreach, and to enhance operational cybersecurity workforce development in support of our nation's critical infrastructure sectors. CCEI is creating a cybersecurity center of gravity integrating industry, government and academic stakeholder resources; and advancing cybersecurity education. Planned educational outreach programs will leverage and share the unsurpassed resources, curriculum and know-how of the NSA in an unclassified, publicly-accessible setting addressing both the K-12 and 13-20 age cohorts.  Their cornerstones are the Digital Curriculum Library of assured quality cybersecurity curriculum and sharing experiences through virtual technologies.  This talk will also explore the need for "virtual playgrounds" affording K-12 and beyond the opportunity to explore, experiment and hone their cybersecurity skills without the fear or harm of the live INTERNet.  Many Cyber Ranges are popping up that may be useful in investigating this key educational need.

Speakers
avatar for Mark Loepker

Mark Loepker

Senior Advisor and Education Lead, Cyber Center for Education and Innovation
Mark S. Loepker is a master practitioner in Information Assurance and International Partnerships with over 39 years of government experience.  He excels at orchestrating dissimilar groups aimed at fostering consensus to solve the toughest cybersecurity challenges.  He held many... Read More →
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Luis Valdes

Assistant Director of Technology and Cybersecurity, University of South Florida


Wednesday August 14, 2019 11:15am - 12:05pm EDT
Room E

2:20pm EDT

Dark Web, Dark Arts? Lessons learned from Dark Web Analytics instruction
Comprehensive cybersecurity education requires an understanding of all threats from all areas of the Internet, including Dark Web. To date, only two Virginia universities teach a structured, formal class on the Dark Web, primarily due to concerns of network and student safety, as well as misconceptions about the nature of the space.

This presentation provides an overview of two different teaching approaches to the Dark Web, detailing the project-based learning techniques used as instructional content in each, as well as the main lessons learned. Both classes covered the basics of the Dark Web and what secondary literature has revealed about the content. For the project-based segments of the course, each course employed a different approach. One approach, conduct in the course at James Madison University, utilized organized search and analysis methods employing the Tor Browser. This provided students with a guided ethnographic-style tour of Dark Web content, which emphasized the development of student familiarity with the Tor browser and .onion addresses. The second course, hosted at Virginia Tech, employed commercial analytics software, providing students with a less proximate but more broad-based understanding of available Dark Web content. Both courses emphasized the use of real Dark Web data to analyze cybersecurity threats, broadly defined. 

Speakers
avatar for Eric Jardine

Eric Jardine

Assistant Professor, Virginia Tech
Eric Jardine is an assistant professor of political science at Virginia Tech and a fellow at the Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI). His research focuses on the uses and abuses of the Dark Web, the measurement of trends in cybersecurity and problems of risk in information... Read More →
avatar for Kathleen Moore

Kathleen Moore

Assistant Professor, Intelligence Analysis, James Madison University
Dr. Kathleen Moore is a former national security professional with a doctorate in Informations Sciences and Technology from the Pennsylvania State University. Her research areas include cyber intelligence, social media analytics, information warfare, and the social environment of... Read More →


Wednesday August 14, 2019 2:20pm - 3:10pm EDT
Cinema

3:20pm EDT

CyberPatriot - A Youth Cyber Education Program Virginians Should Get Excited About!
The most recent workforce study from ISC2 shows the skilled cyber workforce employee gap continues to widen in both skilled labor and diversity. Young students show more interest in using technology than seeking careers to innovate and protect technology. Attracting talent early is vital to increasing cyber workforce diversity. The CyberPatriot National Youth Cyber Education Program offers engaging age-appropriate awareness, education and competition for youth K-12. In particular, the national cyber defense competition for middle and high school aged students is highly successful on multiple levels with closing the skilled cyber workforce gap. 1. Students learn hands-on technical and professional skills in a fun environment working in a team with likeminded students. 2. Coaches are provided materials for success and need not have technical expertise to lead a CyberPatriot team. 3. CyberPatriot has demonstrated to be an effective mechanism to encourage collaboration between Industry and academic institutions, as well as cyber community professionals, who come together to help teams succeed. 4. CyberPatriot competitors develop knowledge and skills that help them stay safe in the digital world and are valued by employers. Join this session to get ideas of how CyberPatriot can benefit you, your students and your community and how we can continue to innovatively grow the youth cyber education footprint across the Commonwealth.

Speakers
avatar for Diane Miller

Diane Miller

Corporate Director, Northrop Grumman
Diane Miller is Corporate Director of Northrop Grumman Global Cyber Education and Workforce Initiatives, leading global efforts in cyber education, outreach, thought leadership and partnerships critical to preparing and creating a diverse global cyber workforce.  Ms. Miller is active... Read More →


Wednesday August 14, 2019 3:20pm - 4:10pm EDT
Room E