Cybersecurity Education Workshop 2017

August 7th & 8th, Baltimore - Maryland








The CyberSecurity Education Workshop 2017 is being held on August 7-8 in Baltimore, MD. The Cyber Ed Workshop is sponsored by the National Science Foundation and the National Security Agency’s College of Cyber.

The goal of the workshop is to bring together experts in cybersecurity with representatives from funding agencies, to discuss ways to strengthen and build upon ongoing cybersecurity education efforts.

Keynote Speaker: Chris Inglis

Graduating from John Hopkins University with a M.S in Computer Science, Chris lnglis is no stranger to the world of cyber. Chris previously served 28 years at the National Security Agency, until retiring in 2014 as the NSA’s deputy director and senior civilian leader. In this role, he was responsible for guiding and directing strategies, operations, and policy for the agency. Prior to joining the NSA, Chris served as an officer and pilot in the U.S. Air Force and later the Air National Guard. Currently, he is a visiting professor of Cyber Security Studies for the United States Naval Academy.

Victor Piotrowski

Dr. Piotrowski represents the National Science Foundation as the lead program director of the CyberCorps’ Scholarship for Service, the Secure and Trustworthy Cyberspace program, as well as a workforce development program called CyberTraining. Prior to working at the NSF, he was a Computer Science professor and chair at the University of Wisconsin-Superior.

Steven LaFountain

Steven LaFountain currently serves as the dean of the NSA’s College of Cyber. The College of Cyber is focused on the education and training of the cyber-related workforce of the NSA, as well as the U.S Cyber Command. LaFountain is also responsible for maintaining the GenCyber program which aims to teach and spark interest in cybersecurity in middle and high school students across the country.

Monday, August 7th
Day 1:

8:00 – 8:10 AM Opening Statements – Maureen Turney, NSA
8:10 – 9:00 Keynote: Chris Inglis, Cyber Center for Education & Innovation (CCEI)
9:00 – 9:40 Program Overview
Steven LaFountain, NSA
Blair Taylor, NSA CON
9:40 – 10:40 CyberSecurity Curriculum Showcase
• University of Alabama in Huntsville
• Purdue University Northwest
• California State University San Bernardino
10:40-11:00 Break
11:00-11:45 Curriculum Expo Group A
11:45-1:00 Lunch (On your own)
1:00-1:45 Curriculum Expo Group B
1:45-2:05 Break
2:05-2:50 Curriculum Expo Group C
2:50-3:00 Break
3:00-3:45 Lightning Talks
• Richard Harknett, University of Cincinnati
• Kevin Du, Syracuse University
• Cara Tang, Portland Community College
• John Chandy, University of Connecticut
3:50 – 4:15 Future
Victor Piotrowski, NSF
Steve LaFountain, NSA
4:15-4:30 Closing


Tuesday, August 8th
Day 2:

8:00 – 8:10 AM Opening Remarks
8:10 – 8:30 AM Accessibility – Dale Moyer
8:30 – 9:15 Panel – CyberSecurity Education
• CSEC – Diana Burley, George Washington University
• NSA Centers of Academic Excellence – Brian Gouker, NSA
• SecKnit Kit and WiCys – Ambareen Siraj, Tennessee Tech
9:15 – 9:30 Building CyberSecurity Curriculum (Melissa Dark) Download Templates
9:30 – 9:45 Template Exemplars
• Dakota State University
• Purdue University Northwest
• Towson University
9:45 – 10:15 Discussion and Questions
10:15 – 10:30 Break
10:30 – 11:30 Breakout Sessions
• Top Ten Challenges in Producing a Capable National Workforce.
• Top Ten Practices for Staying Current in the Face of Rapid Changes in Cybersecurity
• Interdisciplinary Cybersecurity
• Introductory Cybersecurity as a General Education Course
11:30 – 12:00 Report Back from Breakouts
12:00 – 1:30 Lunch
1:30 – 2:15 Build-an-Assessment (Melissa Dark)
2:15 – 2:45 Discussion: Building and Sustaining a Cybersecurity Digital Library
2:45 – 3:00 Closing
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Workshop Location:

Maritime Conference Center,
Maritime Blvd, Linthicum, MD 21090
Phone: 410-859-5700

There is an on site hotel at the Maritime Conference Center. 

Other hotels in the area include:

Country Inn & Suites
1717 West Nursery Road
Linthicum Heights, MD 21090

Hilton BWI Airport
1739 West Nursery Road
Linthicum Heights, MD 21090

Courtyard by Marriott
1671 West Nursery Road
Linthicum, MD 21090

BWI Airport Marriott
1743 West Nursery Road,
Linthicum, MD 21090


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