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Tuesday, August 13
 

1:00pm EDT

Preach Before You Teach - How to have an Impactful Kick-off to Your Cybersecurity Classes in 2019
The objective of my presentation is to explain, to teachers, how they can have an impactful kick-off to their Introduction to Cybersecurity classes in 2019 from the very first day!

This impactful kick-off is accomplished by convincing the students that cybersecurity is a topic very relevant and important to them especially as high school teenagers.

The focal point of this PowerPoint based presentation is my presenting of uniquely, organized information -- in a lesson plan format - that will enable teachers to lead their students to the desired conclusion of this introductory lesson: Yes! Cybersecurity is important and relevant to me and I need to implement their best practices.!

Basically, the teacher is going to show them- the students, upfront, that have an invested need to learn about cybersecurity. Then, you are going to teach them the vulnerabilities of using their resources and the best cybersecurity practices to implement.


Speakers
avatar for Kenneth Johnson

Kenneth Johnson

Teacher, Loudoun County Public Schools
Education:B.S. in Business, La Salle UniversityM. ED. in Technology in Education, George Mason UniversityExperience:Member of collaborative groups involved in writing the syllabus for the Virginia "Introduction to Cybersecurity" and the "Advanced Cybersecurity in Marketing" coursesPrior... Read More →


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

9:00am EDT

Engaging Students with Capture-the-Flag Activities in Class
CTF (Capture the Flag) is a gamified hands-on cybersecurity activity tracing its roots to the 1996 edition of the largest cybersecurity conference in the USA (DEFCON). We propose a 45-minute presentation to explain how we were able to successfully use CTFs during class time in an introductory course for computer science majors .  We have incorporated Jeopardy-style CTFs and lessons from the Virginia Cyber Range materials to engage students in learning basic cybersecurity concepts in the context of an introductory Problem Solving course. The presentation will cover how we applied different strategies to engage students with CTF activities. For example, we divided students into small groups and encouraged them to collaborate on CTF challenges that required them to solve puzzles by applying the knowledge acquired in the classroom. Specifically, in one of the CTFs the students applied their cryptography skills to decode hidden messages and acquire the flag. We will also discuss the results of our experience and key takeaways applicable to a wide range of teaching institution types. For instance, we observed that students reacted positively to the CTF challenges and some liked them to the point were they solved them just for fun. Finally, we will conclude the presentation by covering the key opportunities and challenges that would be relevant to those that are interested in adopting CTFs into their teaching practice.


Speakers
avatar for Andrey Esakia

Andrey Esakia

Collegiate Assistant Professor, Virginia Tech
Education: Virginia Tech, Computer Science, PhD, 2018Appointments: Virginia Tech Collegiate Assistant Professor, 2018 - presentResearch interests: Computer Science Education, Mobile computingComputer Science Education Publications:Esakia, A., Niu, S., & McCrickard, D. S. (2015, February... Read More →
avatar for Margaret Ellis

Margaret Ellis

Assistant Professor of Practice, Virginia Tech
Margaret Ellis, M.S. is an Assistant Professor of the Practice of Computer Science in the College of Engineering at Virginia Tech. Margaret Ellis has a broad range of teaching and professional computing experience. She develops and implements curricula for key courses such as problem... Read More →


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

10:15am EDT

Hack the Classroom with CTFs: Hands-on, Gamified Cybersecurity Education
It's no secret there's a cybersecurity workforce shortage right now. According to Cybersecurity Ventures, there will be over 3.5 million job openings in the market by 2021. Moreover, it is a struggle to keep curriculum and classes up-to-date with such a fast-growing and evolving industry. As a result, we need to continue to find new ways to take difficult cybersecurity topics and make them more accessible to students as well as train them in the hacker mindset.

In this talk, Jake will explore how Cyber Capture the Flag (CTF) competitions can function as a key part of cybersecurity education and examine what makes a successful learning-based CTF. Using MetaCTF as a case study, we'll walk through how four Virginia students went from competing in CTFs to creating their own cybersecurity training company. Finally, we will end with some concrete ways to improve security education in the classroom to better train our future workforce.

Speakers
avatar for Jake Smith

Jake Smith

Co-Founder, MetaCTF
Jake Smith is currently a rising fourth-year at UVA studying Computer Science and Cybersecurity as well as the Co-Founder of MetaCTF which makes cybersecurity more accessible for students and professionals through hands-on trainings and competitions. As a high school student, he discovered... Read More →


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

11:15am EDT

Cybersecurity Curricular Guidance for Associate Degree Programs & Other Efforts
The  Association of Computing Machinery (ACM0 Committee for Computing Education in Community Colleges (CCECC) as formed a task force to create a cybersecurity curriculum guide for associate programs, based on CSEC2017 the first four-year Cybersecurity curricular guide. The first draft, StrawDog was released at the SIGCSE and public commenting occurred till April. The task force released the second draft, IronDog, for review and public commenting at the 3CS conference in July and presented the guide internationally at ITiCSE in July. This proposed presentation will

· review the current work toward associate cybersecurity curricular guidance to be known as CSEC2Y,

· review some of the Cybersecurity initiatives happening with ABET accreditation within computing programs (CSAB) for cybersecurity.

· offer resources for infusing Cybersecurity in IT, Computer Science, and Engineering programs

Speakers
avatar for Henry Coffman

Henry Coffman

Professor in Information Technology, Lord Fairfax Community College
Professor of Information Technology for 14 years and Program Manager for CAE2Y Cybersecurity Academic curriculum at LFCC. Henry also has 8 years experience at Interpol and 16 years experience with the U.S. Bureau of Naval Personnel Technology Service Organizations. Henry was also... Read More →
avatar for Melissa Stange

Melissa Stange

Professor of Computer Science, Lord Fairfax Community College
Dr. Melissa Stange is an active member of the Association for Computer Machinery (ACM), Computer Science Teachers Association (CSTA), Women in Technology, National Cybersecurity Student Association, Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), International Dyslexia Association... Read More →


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

1:00pm EDT

Tips for educating students to live and build a safer and more secure Internet of Things Experience
The Internet of Things (IoT) is here, and growing, quickly. We all use IoT devices, including connected phones and devices in school and at home, connected healthcare devices, even connected vehicles.  But is it safe? What do we need to do to protect the students, citizens, devices and systems in the world of IoT? This panel, representing industry, government, research and academia, will discuss how ready we are to deliver Trust, Identity, Privacy, Protection, Safety and Security (TIPPSS) for the Internet of Things and how you can educate your students about living in and building a safer and more secure world leveraging the Internet of Things.

Practical security tips for students and educators will be presented as well as educational tips on TIPPSS for IoT. The discussion will touch upon leveraging existing initial curriculum from the National Cybersecurity Alliance's "Stop Think Connect" program as well as other efforts to allow students to explore private sector technology arenas. The panelists will share information about their book from 17 women authors around the planet entitled Women Securing the Future with TIPPSS for IoT.

Speakers
avatar for Karen Herrington

Karen Herrington

Director, IT Analytics & Visualization, Virginia Tech
Karen Herrington serves as the Director of IT Analytics and Visualization at Virginia Tech. She is an Information Technology professional with over 30 years of experience including identity management, Internet of Things, multifactor authentication, data management and analytics... Read More →
avatar for Edna Conway

Edna Conway

Chief Security Officer, Global Value Chain, Cisco
Edna Conway serves as Cisco’s Chief Security Officer for its Global Value Chain. In this capacity, she develops and oversees the deployment of Cisco’s strategy to assess, monitor, and continuously improve the security and resiliency of its global value chain. Cisco's Value Chain... Read More →
avatar for Florence Hudson

Florence Hudson

Special Advisor, NSF Cybersecurity Center of Excellence at Indiana University
Florence is Founder & CEO of FDHint, LLC, consulting in advanced technology strategy and Diversity and Inclusion with industry, higher ed and government. She is Special Advisor for TrustedCI, the NSF Cybersecurity Center of Excellence at Indiana University, as well as Special Advisor... Read More →


Wednesday August 14, 2019 1:00pm - 1:50pm EDT
Cinema

2:20pm EDT

Cybersecurity Fundamentals - Pacing guide review and an Amazing Lesson for your students!
Are you looking for some usable teaching lessons for Cybersecurity Fundamentals?  If so, this class is for you!  We will go over the pacing guide that we used this past school year and will give you some lessons that are mapped to specific compentencies.  We will also talk about how we used the Virginia Cyber Range and the lessons learned.  This will be a fun, interactive session that you don't want to miss.  Join us!

Speakers
avatar for Jennifer Cramer

Jennifer Cramer

Teacher, Riverside High School
Jennifer Cramer worked in IT domestically and internationally for seventeen years and then switched careers to teaching for VA Loudoun County Public Schools.  She has taught various business and information technology classes for the past eight years and is a former Adjunct Professor... Read More →
avatar for Kristi Rice

Kristi Rice

CTE Instructor, Spotsylvania County Public Schools
I teach Cybersecurity at Spotsylvania High School for Spotsylvania County Public Schools


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

3:20pm EDT

Who's Down With IoT? Yeah, You Know Me!
This is an introductory, high school level Cybersecurity presentation on IoT. This module focuses on exploration and discovery as well as research. Music is used to connect with the audience and provides an engaging experience transitioning into the lesson activity, focusing on the chorus line or a music parody using cyber terminology. Participants will walk away with lesson plans and resources.

Speakers
avatar for Natalie Walden

Natalie Walden

Cybersecurity Teacher, Potomac Senior High School
I am a graduate of Old Dominion University with a degree in Business Administration. My secondary education credentials  are from the University of Virginia School of Continuing Professional Studies in Business and Information Technology. I've been teaching for 22 years and this... Read More →


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