2018 Conference

Conference Tracks

  • Growing the Cybersecurity Workforce
  • Diversity and Inclusion Track
  • Interdisciplinary Education Track
  • Talent Management Track
Monday, Nov. 5th, 2018Tuesday, Nov. 6th, 2018Wednesday, Nov. 7th, 2018
  • 01:00 – 02:45 Concurrent Workshops
  • 02:45 – 03:15 Break
  • 03:15 – 5:00 Concurrent Workshops

Cybersecurity Curriculum Design and Content

Workshop Description

Cybersecurity curriculum development is very diffused across the educational system with very little consistency in the structure of curricular content or design of instructional delivery. The federal government is partnering with the private sector and academia to develop interdisciplinary cybersecurity curriculum guidance that addresses the need for widely accepted and shareable cybersecurity curricula that incorporate employers’ cybersecurity needs. This seminar will provide perspectives on what to include as cybersecurity content, curricular models for maximizing student Learning outcomes, and instructional design techniques proven to engage learners in the classroom as well as online.

Workshop Lead(s)

Vincent Nestler, Ph.D. California State University, San Bernardino

Key Learning Objectives
  1. Participants will identify resources for cybersecurity curriculum content as appropriate for their particular institution
  2. Participants will identify and utilize key elements of course design and development
  3. Participants will implement different approaches and techniques for creating engaging learning environments and experiences

 

Encouraging Cybersecurity Career Discover via Career Assessment Tools

Workshop Description

Is it possible to increase youth and mid-career professional interest and exploration of cybersecurity careers by better design and use of career assessment and career interest tools? What approaches work best with elementary and high school children and in particular, girls and people from under-represented populations? This workshop will allow practitioners to share best practices and explore existing tools while identifying gaps and opportunities for improvements.

Is it possible to increase youth and mid-career professional interest and exploration of cybersecurity careers by better design and use of career assessment and career interest tools? What approaches work best with elementary and high school children and in particular, girls and people from under-represented populations? This workshop will allow practitioners to share best practices and explore existing tools while identifying gaps and opportunities for improvements.

Workshop Lead(s)

Chris Mackey CPP
Innovation Labs

Jennifer Carlson
WTIA Workforce Institute and Apprenti

David Tobey, Ph.D.
National CyberWatch Center

Key Learning Objectives
  1. Attendees will contribute to and leave with awareness of the landscape of existing tools to help people learn about a wide variety of careers, including cybersecurity and technology roles; and related areas of interest
  2. Attendees will identify gaps in the landscape with a potential towards recommending the creation of new tools
  3. Attendees will gain an understanding of how they can use career assessment tools to help diversify the cybersecurity participant community

 

Cybersecurity Education and Training in the Internet of Things Era

Workshop Description

Cyberspace is expanding fast with the introduction of new Internet of Things (IoT) technologies. Billions of newly Internet-connected devices and IoT promise enhanced business efficiencies and increased customer satisfaction. Nonetheless, the burgeoning IoT technologies pose more threats to security and privacy than ever before. As the area is new and dynamically evolving, education and training must address challenges to better prepare the cybersecurity workforce. This seminar will provide an overview of the IoT threat landscap; introduce existing mechanisms for education in IoT security; and explore methods to integrate IoT into training programs and curricula in academic and industry settings for the current and future cybersecurity workforce.

Workshop Lead(s)

Katerina Megas
National Institute of Standards and Technology

Selcuk Uluagac, Ph.D
Florida International University

Key Learning Objectives
  1. Attendees will gain an understanding of IoT security concepts and the criticality of preparing a workforce enabled with knowledge and skills to address IoT security concerns
  2. Attendees will learn how education and training should be approached with IoT in mind
  3. Attendees will explore innovative methods to enable ongoing learning as technologies change

 

International Perspectives on Cybersecurity Workforce Development

Workshop Description

International collaboration in cybersecurity education and workforce development is a powerful way for countries to make a positive shift in the global shortage of cybersecurity workers. While there may be differences in approaches and organizational structures, there is a shared need to learn from each other and implement best practices that make sense given a country’s individual culture, educational and training system, and government leadership. This session takes stock of initiatives underway in Australia, Canada, and the United States to adopt the NICE Cybersecurity Workforce Framework to standardize the nomenclature, ensure consistency in skills development, and facilitate international mobility of the cybersecurity workforce.

Workshop Lead(s)

Bill Newhouse
National Institute of Standards and Technology

Owen Pierce
AustCyber

Heather MacLean,
MBA Cyber New Brunswick

Key Learning Objectives
  1. Understand the usefulness of the NICE Cybersecurity Workforce Framework to standardize the nomenclature, ensure consistency in skills development, and facilitate international mobility of the cybersecurity workforce
  2. Learn about initiatives underway in Australia, Canada, and the United States
  3. Articulate the need for international collaboration in cybersecurity workforce development
  4. Explore practical initiatives that our governments, industry, and academic institutions can be doing to further advance international collaboration in cybersecurity workforce development
  • 07:00 – 08:00 Breakfast
  • 08:00 – 08:10 Conference Welcome Brian Fonseca Florida International University
  • 08:10 – 08:50 Opening Keynote Manny Medina Cyxtera
  • 08:50 – 09:15 The Future of Work and Workers Mary Alice McCarthy New America
  • 09:15 – 09:30 Conference Overview: Program Co-Chairs Noel Kyle Department of Homeland Security A. Selcuk Uluagac Florida International University Randi Parker CompTIA

 

Concurrent Breakout Session

09:45am – 10:30am

 

How to Achieve a Seasoned Cybersecurity Workforce

Stephanie Cervantes
Secure Smart Solutions

Patricia A. McQuaid
California Polytechnic State University

Jackie Castelli
CrowdStrike

Increasing the Representation of Women in Cybersecurity

Katie D’Hondt
Booz Allen Hamilton

To Infinity and Beyond: Operationalizing the NICE Framework for Career Profiles

Sarah Moffat
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Joshua Musicante
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Government’s Role in Cybersecurity Education and Workforce Development

Daniel Stein
U.S. Department of Homeland Security


Exhibit Hall Break

10:30am – 11:15am


Concurrent Breakout Session

11:15am – 12:00pm

Develop a Curriculum that Teaches Students the Skills that are Useful for a Cyber Security Career
Steven Bolt
Bechtel Corporation
 
Shawn Riley
State of North Dakota
Erasing the Box: Accelerating Cybersecurity Workforce Development with Neurodiverse Individuals
Dawn Montemayor
Intrinsic Bliss
Signature Pedagogies in Cybersecurity Education: Innovative Learning by Doing IT Risk and Security Audit Projects Performed at K-12 School Districts
Roger Yin
University of Wisconsin: Whitewater
 
Jiazhen Zhao
University of Wisconsin: Whitewater
 
Blake Renfro
University of Wisconsin: Whitewater
Planning the Cyber Workforce of the Future: How organizations are Using Automation, Cognitive Tech, Gig Workers, and the Crowd to Augment NICE Workforce Framework Work Roles
Sarah Benczick
Deloitte Consulting, LLP
 
Josh Drumwright
Deloitte and Touche, LLP

  • 12:00 – 12:30 Lunch
  • 12:30 – 12:45 Luncheon Welcome Diane Miller Northrop Grumman
  • 12:45 – 01:30 NICE Working Group Meeting Kathi Hiyane Brown Whatcom Community College Jason Hite Daoine Centric, LLC

 

Concurrent Breakout Session

01:45pm – 02:30pm

Play Your Way to Success: Building Tomorrow’s Workforce

Laurin Buchanan
Secure Decisisons

Dan Manson
Cal Poly Pomona

Jake Mihevic
Mohawk Valley Community College

Amelia Phillips
Highline College

Educating Rural America in Cyber Security

Bhavani Thuraisingham
University of Texas at Dallas

Elisa Bertino
Purdue University

S.S. Iyengar
Florida International University

An Employer-Driven Model of Cyber Workforce Development: How Dell Applied a Useable Workforce and Training Model to Cyber Job Roles and Skills.

Simone Petrella
CyberVista

Chelsea Rigney
Dell Inc.

Use of Emerging Technologies in Addressing the Cybersecurity Skills Gap

Diana Kelley
Microsoft

Bradley Wolfenden
Circadence Corporation


Exhibit Hall Break

02:30pm – 03:15pm


Concurrent Breakout Session

03:15pm – 04:00pm

The Need for a Focus on Competence and How to Achieve It

Vincent Nestler
California State University-San Bernardino

NSF SaTC Broadening Participation in Computing Initiative

Susanne Wetzel
National Science Foundation

Certifications Enable Transitioning Service Members to “Show What They Know”

Christopher Bloor Pearson
VUE

Sarah Krawlzik
ICF

Using Cyber Frameworks to Define and Grow a Workforce

Jamie Chapp
U.S. Cyber Command

Matt Isnor
U.S. Cyber Command

Bobbie H. Sanders
U.S. Department of Defense

Concurrent Breakout Session

04:15pm – 05:00pm

State-Led Approaches to Growing the Cybersecurity Workforce

John Costanzo
Old Dominion University

Jeff M.
London University of Denver

Richard Hanson
Dakota State University

José-Marie Griffiths
Dakota State University

Beyond Fad, Women as Best Business Practice

Tracey Welsom Rossman
TechGirlz

Change Starts at the Top: Educating and Training the Next Generation of Cyber Leadership

Andrea Little
Limbargo Endgame

Matthew Doan
Booz Allen Hamilton

Nina Kollars
Naval War College

Simone Petrella (Moderator)
Cyber Vista

Solving the Skill-Gap in Cybersecurity Through Hands-On Accelerated-Learning

Roy Zur
Cybint Solutions

05:00 – 07:00 Reception

  • 07:00 – 08:00 Breakfast
  • 08:00 – 08:15 Industry Welcome Angela McKay Microsoft
  • 08:15 – 09:00 President’s Panel: The Future of Education Mark B. Rosenberg Florida International University José-Marie Griffiths Dakota State University
  • 09:00 – 09:30 State of NICE Rodney Petersen NICE

Exhibit Hall Break

09:30am – 10:00am


Concurrent Breakout Session

10:00am – 10:45am

DoL, T-Mobile and University Washington Pioneer Virtual-Cyber-Apprenticeships for Workforce Scale and Productivity Acceleration

Carolyn Renick
U.S. Department of Labor

Eric Yocam
T-Mobile

Barbara Endicott-Poprovski
University of Washington

Bill Mayville

A New Pathway for the Inclusion of Women in Technology

Tyler Cohen Wood
CyberVista

Incorporating Essential Cybersecurity Skills into General Curriculum: Developing a Framework for Socio-Technical Cybersecurity Curriculum

Paula deWitte
Texas A&M

Christopher Bronk
University of Houston

Arthur Conklin
University of Houston

Bridging the Gap: Bringing Free Cyber Security Education to America’s Small Businesses

Brian Dennis
University of Kansas

Concurrent Breakout Session

11:00am – 11:45am

viCyber: An AI Assistant to Create Cybersecurity Courses

Rania Hodhod
Columbus State University

Shuangbao Wang
Columbus State University

Shamim Khan
Columbus State University

Hire a Veteran! Expanding the Cybersecurity Workforce through Veteran Employment

Martin Laird
IBM Heather Ricciuto IBM

NICE Database Group: Building NICE Databases for Government, Industry and Academia

Bill Newhouse
NICE

Paul Wang
Columbus State University

Daniel Stein
U.S. Department of Homeland Security

Dean Bushmiller
Virtual Mentor Led Training

Corrinne Sande
Whatcom Community College

Hack the Gap: Closing the Cybersecurity Talent Gap

Michael Dyer
Trapezoid, Inc.

Robert Rounsavall
Trapezoid, Inc.

  • 11:45 – 12:15 Lunch
  • 12:15 – 12:30 Innovations in Workforce Presentation Ed Cabrera Trend Micro
  • 12:30 – 01:00 Government Keynote Margie Graves (invited) Deputy Federal Chief Information Officer

Concurrent Breakout Session

1:15PM – 2:00PM

The Inclusion of Psychology-based Professionals Into the Cybersecurity Workforce

Calvin Nobles
University College

Increasing Diversity in the Cybersecurity Workforce: A Virtual Internship Model

Joy Nuga
Goldman Sachs

Ying Zhou
Queens College, CUNY

Implementing a workintegrated training solution to address the shortage of cybersecurity workforce, using the NICE framework

Jayne Miller
Cybint Solutions

Matt Wilcox
Fifth Domain

Cybersecurity Capstone Case Study: Closing the Loop on Technology Competency Literacy

Lethia Jackson
Bowie State University

Velma Latson
Bowie State University

Haydar Teymourlouei
Bowie State University

Concurrent Breakout Session

02:15pm – 03:00pm

Ready Player 0x01: How Gamified Ecosystems Will Save Us All

Evan Dornbush
Point3 Security, Inc

Shane Gallagher
Institute for Defense Analyses

International Collegiate Cyber Defense Invitational: Designing a Collaborative Event

Amelia Phillips
Highline College

Kurt Giessel
Highline College

Mark Wynne
Highline College

Making Cybersecurity Education Fun: Gamification and Humor in a Flipped Classroom

Mansur Hasib
University of Maryland University College

True Matching of Employer’s Needs

Ram Dantu
University of North Texas

Aditya Paul
University of North Texas


Exhibit Hall Break

03:00pm – 03:30pm


  • 03:30 – 04:15 Closing Keynote Raj Samani McAfee
  • 04:15 – 04:30 NSA/DHS Center of Academic Excellence in Cybersecurity Designation Ceremony Welcome Bradford Willke U.S. Department of Homeland Security
  • 04:30 – 04:55 Designation Ceremony Diane Janosek National Security Agency
  • 04:55 – 05:00 Closing Remarks – END OF CONFERENCE

NICE - National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education

This event is supported by the National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education (NICE), a program of the National Institute of Standards and Technology in the U.S. Department of Commerce, under NIST Financial Assistance.

Award number: 70NANB18H025