Cybersecurity Education Workshop (CyberEd 2021)
September 27th & 28th, 2021
Portland – Maine
Robert C. Seacord
Robert C. Seacord is an American computer security specialist and writer. He is the author of books on computer security, legacy system modernization, and component-based software engineering. Seacord began programming professionally for IBM in 1984, working in processor development, then communications and operating system software, and software engineering. He led the Secure Coding Initiative in the CERT Division of Carnegie Mellon University’s Software Engineering Institute (SEI) in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania until 1991, working on the User Interface Project. He also has worked at the X Consortium in Cambridge, Massachusetts, where he developed and maintained code for the Common Desktop Environment and the X Window System. He returned to SEI in 1996, working on component-based software engineering, and joined CERT in 2003. He left CERT and the SEI and joined NCC Group in 2015, where he is currently a Technical Director.
Major General Linda L. Singh (ret.)
With over 30 years of leadership, consulting, and systems integration experience, having served in various senior executive level positions, Dr. Linda Singh offers a blend of public and private sector experience that spans health, defense, state, and local government. As the founder and Chief Executive Officer of Kaleidoscope Affect, LLC providing leadership and management consulting as well as strategic advisory services for a variety of public and private sector clients. She also serves as the Leader-In-Residence for Towson University. Previously, Dr. Singh was the Interim Executive Director and CEO of TEDCO focused on investing and helping to grow early stage technology and life sciences companies to fuel economic development and growth. Prior to that, she served as a Major General in the Maryland National Guard, dedicating more than 38 years of service. As the Adjutant General and a Cabinet Secretary, she was responsible for the Maryland Military Department. As part of her military role, she worked with senior level officials at ministerial and ambassador levels in Estonia and Bosnia developing country strategies under the Department of Defense State Partnership Program. Dr. Singh retired from Accenture in 2016, she was a Managing Director in the Health and Public Service North America Operating Unit where she served for 21 years.
Building a cyber-ready workforce is critical to help solve the worsening global cybersecurity crisis. The goal of the Cybersecurity Education Workshop (CyberEd) is to bring together experts to focus on improving and sustaining cybersecurity education.CyberEd 2021, funded by NSF, will be held September 27-28 in Portland, Maine. CyberEd is by invitation only. The Portland workshop, which will also serve as the kickoff meeting for the National Cybersecurity Curriculum Task-force (funded by NSA), will purposely be smaller than CyberEd 2017 (Baltimore), CyberEd 2018 (Lake Tahoe), and CyberEd 2019 (Santa Fe).
Monday, September 27th
|7:00||Registration begins (Longfellow room foyer)|
|8:00 – 8:30||Breakfast and Networking (Longfellow and foyer)|
|8:30 – 9:00||CyberEd Eye Opener, National CAE-C Curriculum Taskforce, and Logistics (Longfellow)
Blair Taylor & Sidd Kaza, Towson University
|9:00 – 09:45||Cybersecurity Landscape
Major General Linda Singh
|09:45 – 10:30||Federal Perspectives on Cybersecurity Education
Victor Piotrowski, National Science Foundation
Toni Benson, Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency
Alice Shaffer, National Security Agency
|10:45-11:30||Reconnaissance – Seeking cybersecurity curriculum
Seth Hamman, Cedarville University
Cara Tang, Portland Community College
|11:30-12:00||Securing the Nation Through Education: Using CLARK and CARD to Build, Share, and Maintain Cyber Curriculum
Paige Zaleppa, SecurEd Inc.
Michael Franz, Joshua Ouyporn, Emily Vogel, Chris Wagner, Towson University
Map, Tag, and Dine (foyer)
Stack the Deck (foyer)
Lunchtime shareables (Longfellow):
|1:00-1:15||Creating Pathways for Diverse Groups in Cyber
Ambareen Siraj, Tennessee Tech University
|1:15 – 1:45||Networking, Map & Tag, Stack the Deck|
|1:45 – 2:15||Curriculum Guidelines
Competency-based Computing Education (from ACM CC2020), Allen Parrish, University of Alabama
CAE Knowledge Units – New Directions, Art Conklin, University of Houston
|2:15 – 3:00||Maintaining curriculum at the speed of relevance
Melissa Dark, DARK Enterprises
|3:00 – 3:15||Break|
|3:15 – 4:00||What we did to promote cyber education outside the classroom?
Tony Coulson, California State University San Bernardino
Eman El-Sheikh, University of West Florida
|5:00||CyberDuck Social Activity (reach 177 Commercial St, Portland, ME 04101). Or meet in Lobby at 4:30 to walk with group. 13 minute walk. Dress comfortably.|
Tuesday, September 28th
Workshop in Longfellow Room
Breakfast and Lunch In Longfellow Foyer
|8:00 – 8:30||Breakfast, Networking, and Welcome back|
|8:30 – 9:15||Why Can’t Johnny Code Securely?
Robert Seacord, NCC Group
|9:15 – 9:30||K-12 Initiatives
Ashley Greeley, NSA
Jesse Hairston, University of Alabama – Huntsville
|09:30-10:15||The many flavors of Introduction to Cyber
Blair Taylor, Towson University
A Course on Applied Social Engineering
Filipo Sharevski, DePaul University
Cybersecurity in Wearable Medical Devices
Michelle Ramim, NOVA Southeastern University
|10:15-10:45||Break – Map, Tag, and Stack the Deck|
|10:45-11:30||Gap Analysis: What curriculum do we need?
Faisal Kaleem, Metro State University
Tirthankar Ghosh, University of West Florida
|11:30 – 12:00||The SEED Internet Emulator and Labs
Kevin Du, Syracuse University
Map, Tag, and Dine (foyer)
Stack the Deck (foyer)
|CyberEd Closing Remarks|
|1:00 – 3:30||National CAE Initiatives meeting (invite only / inviter seulement / ghobe’ Hoch)|
Group Name: Cyber Education Workshop
Group Booking Link:
Travel to Portland
We recommend that you fly into Portland any time on Sunday, September 26 and fly out any time on Tuesday, September 28. Bear in mind that check-in is at 3pm and check-out is at 11am
All restaurants are within Portland Maine.
Fore Street Restaurant
This rustic spot’s open wood-fire grill, oven & spit lend smoky flavors to upscale American fare.
288 Fore St, Portland, ME 04101
Eclectic restaurant serving small plates & cocktails in a rustic, brick-walled setting.
414 Fore St, Portland, ME 04101
Eventide Oyster Co.
Tiny, busy seafood joint with a raw bar, lobster rolls & creative New England fare, plus cocktails.
86 Middle St, Portland, ME 04101
Imaginative fish dishes & more in a classy space with large windows overlooking Monument Square.
22 Monument Sq, Portland, ME 04101
Traditional Greek dishes are reimagined at this eatery with a chic, exposed-brick space.
547 Congress St, Portland, ME 04101
Back Bay Grill
Quiet, contemporary spot in an out-of-the-way location serves refined American & European cuisine.
65 Portland St, Portland, ME 04101
Small European-leaning sandwich shop & cafe known for its duck-fat Belgian fries & milkshakes..
43 Middle St, Portland, ME 04101
Street & Co
Simple, upscale preparations of local fish in a rustic & snug bistro on a cobblestone alley.
33 Wharf St, Portland, ME 04101
This workshop is partially supported by funding from the National Science Foundation (DGE#1663184 and DGE#1516113), Towson University, and SecurEd Inc..