News for Faculty
Curriculum Development Workshops: January 15, 22, and 29
Professor Richard Weiss (The Evergreen State College), Assistant Professor Michael Locasto (University of Calgary) and Professor Jens Mache (Lewis & Clark College) will present three free webinars on teaching cybersecurity with hands-on exercises.
Each one is a stand-alone session, but they will be coordinated so that by the end, attendees will have a set of exercises, notes and other resources for teaching cybersecurity classes in the spring. Different courses emphasize different domains (e.g., networking versus software systems). These workshops will help instructors find the right materials for their requirements.
Friday, January 15, 2016 — 9:00 to 10:30 AM PST
Overview of an introductory cybersecurity class. The professors will present syllabi that they have used for introductory classes. This will include their statement of learning objectives, lecture notes, and exercises. An overview of some EDURange exercises will be presented, with discussion of how they might address some of the learning objectives.
Friday, January 22, 2016 — 9:00 to 10:30 AM PST
Explore EDURange as a framework for creating hands-on exercises. Attendees will try one of the exercises provided by EDURange.
Friday, January 29, 2016 — 9:00 to 10:30 AM PST
There are a number of other resources that one can incorporate into a cybersecurity class. The content of this session will be driven by the interests of the attendees.
Come see us at the ICT Educators' Conference
Don't miss your chance to hear about the latest developments in cybersecurity education from CyberWatch West's principal investigator (PI) and co-PIs. Our leadership is involved in the following presentations at the 2016 Winter ICT Educators' Conference in San Jose:
Thursday, January 7
- 10:30 am: CyberWatch West PI Corrinne Sande, co-PI Nancy Jones, and Jake Zhu, Associate Dean of California State University San Bernardino, present "IT Model Curriculum, transfer, and intersection with the CAE2Y"
- 11:30 am: CyberWatch West PI Corrinne Sande presents "CyberWatch West and Catalysing Computing and Cybersecurity in Community Colleges (C5)"
Friday, January 8
- 10:30 am: CyberWatch West co-PI Dan Manson presents "Learning the Cyber Matrix in Middle and High School" along with Los Angeles Unified School District educators Yenny Yi and Luis Hernandez
- 11:30 am: CyberWatch West co-PI Dan Manson presents "Inside the National Collegiate CyberDefense Competition"
On arrival, check the conference schedule for updated times and locations of presentations. As a conference sponsor, CyberWatch West will have a table at the conference, where you can meet members of the CyberWatch West team.
2016 3CS Call for proposals
Call for Proposals: 2016 Community College Cyber Summit (3CS)
Deadline for submitting proposals: February 15, 2016
3CS Conference: July 22–24, 2016
Theme: Expanding the Boundaries of Cybersecurity Programs at Community Colleges
Proposals from students are especially encouraged!
- ~300 attendees
- Colleges and faculty not presently involved in cybersecurity, but who would like to be introduced to this exciting and critically important arena
- Faculty and administrators from CAE2Ys and other community colleges who have attended NICE workshops, the Colloquium, CAE PI Conferences, and last year's 3CS
- Non-IT faculty in critical infrastructure fields, interested in incorporating cybersecurity topics into their curricula
- Decision makers who are in positions that influence community college cybersecurity education programs, i.e., those who hire our graduates, feed students into our programs, set corporate and agency policies concerning human capital, and represent new revenue streams
- Pittsburgh area community college students
Faculty Employment Opportunities
Western Washington University — Cyber Range Poulsbo
The Department of Computer Sciences, College of Science and Engineering, at Western Washington University is inviting applications for the position of Cyber Range Master at the Poulsbo Cyber Range. This growing facility supports cybersecurity programs from Western Washington University (WWU) in Bellingham and Poulsbo as well as up to 30 other programs at colleges and universities throughout the State of Washington. The facility is based and the position will be located at the Western on the Peninsulas facility in Poulsbo, Washington, co-located with the Olympic College Poulsbo campus.
More details and application information can be found at http://employment.wwu.edu/cw/en-us/job/495563/cyber-range-master.
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