Cybersecurity Education Workshop (CyberEd 2021)

September 27th & 28th, 2021

Portland – Maine

Robert C. Seacord

Technical Lead, NCC Group

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.)

Linda L. Singh is a retired major general of the Maryland Army National Guard.

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

10:30-10:45 Break
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

12:00-1:00 Working Lunch

Map, Tag, and Dine (foyer)

Stack the Deck (foyer)

Lunchtime shareables (Longfellow):

Teach Cyber high school curriculum? Melissa Dark, DARK Enterprises
National Cybersecurity Workforce Development Program Eman El-Sheikh, University of West Florida
Cybersecurity & Teleworking during the COVID-19 Era Claude Turner, Norfolk State University
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

12:00-1:00 Working Lunch 

Map, Tag, and Dine (foyer)

Stack the Deck (foyer)

Lunchtime shareables: 

DFIR AS degree development (Cyber Up! NSF project) and the DFIR GenCyber Girls camp Tobi West, Coastline Community College
CEDI Initiative Thaier Hayajneh, Fordham University
Low cost and open source labs in the classroom Chris Simpson, National University
CyberAcademy in conjunction with the National Guard Pam Schmelz, Ivy Tech
CyberEd Closing Remarks
1:00 – 3:30 National CAE Initiatives meeting (invite only / inviter seulement / ghobe’ Hoch)

The Westin Portland Harborview 

Phone: 1-207-775-5411

Group Name: Cyber Education Workshop

Group Booking Link: Fe &template=GCF&shell=GCF&locale=en-US&arrive=4/11/2019&depart=4/21/2019&adult=1&child=0&group=190411TOWSON

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

Central Provisions
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

David’s Restaurant
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..