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25th Colloquium

October 4th to 6th, 2021

Online Sessions

25th Colloquium - Agenda

The 2021 conference of the Colloquium on Information Systems Security Education (CISSE) celebrates its 25th year as the senior and premier conference on Cybersecurity Education. The program will be a virtual / online conference from October 4th to 6th, 2021. The following is the evolving agenda for the October session. Event information will be added as it becomes available.

  • Monday

    Track 1

    Defending your Network in a Contested and Congested Environment?

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    Employability Centred Projects: Academic Opportunities for Experiential Learning in Cyber Security

    • Charles Clarke
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    Use the Case Study Methodology to Enhance Student Engagement and Learning

    Jonathan Colby Trull

    In this presentation, I will share my personal experiences (1) learning via the case study methodology as a student at Harvard Business School and (2) leveraging the case study methodology to coach students as they work to complete the Carnegie Mellon University's CISO Executive Education Program. I will also make the argument that the case study methodology is ideally suited for difficult topics like ethics, privacy, and strategy and risk management and provide best practices for getting started when using this teaching approach.

    Writing Workshop Briefing

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    Cyber Bullying

    • Nancy Willard, Embrace Civility
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    Internet Human Trafficking

    • Jayson Berryhill, Co-founder and Partner of (en)visible
    • EST
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    NSA DHC - CAE

    • William Butler, Stephen Miller
    • EST
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    CMMC

    • Chris Opp, Director of SMB Solutions at Celerium
    • EST
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    Track 2

    Paper Sessions

    9 paper presentations

    • EST
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    Course Walk-through

    Enterprise Security course

    • Cheryl Resch
    • EST
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    Course Walk-through

    TBA

    • Denise Kinsey
    • EST
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    Course Walk-through

    IAS492A/B: IAS Seminar

    • Sandra Gorka
    • EST
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    Course Walk-through

    Cyber Warfare

    • Erik Fretheim
    • EST
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    Course Walk-through

    Cybersecurity for Educational Leaders

    • Jane Blanken-Webb
    • EST
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    Course Walk-through

    CSC229: Cybersecurity for Non-IT Majors

    • Sandra Gorka
    • EST
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    Program Walk-through

    Curriculum for the B.S. in Cybersecurity

    • Eric Chentin
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    Program Walk-through

    The Educational Trifecta

    • Morgan Zantua
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  • Tuesday

    Track 1

    Keynote

    • Rick Howard, Cyberwire
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    Cyber Range Panel

    • EST
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    Integrating Experiential Learning in Cyber Curriculum

    • Debbie Gordon, Cloud Range
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    Ethics

    • Paula DeWitt
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    Adversarial Thinking

    • EST
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    Annual Awards

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    PISCES Monitoring for the Public Sector

    • Mike Hamilton, Michael Tsikerdikis
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    Information Sharing Networks

    • Aubry Chernick, Founder of Celerium
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    Pandemic Impacts to the 2020 CyberForce Competition

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    How to Prepare Cybersecurity Competition Mentors / Coaches

    Debra Bowen, Chris Simpson, Nancy S. Jones

    Preparing students to participate in cyber competitions has been a challenge. Adding to this is the problem of how to find, select and train mentors and coaches to prepare these cyber teams. National University, a recipient of a NSA Institutional Capacity Building Grant, designed a Mentor / Coach training program that is delivered through the Canvas Free For Teachers LMS to provide training that prepares mentors and coaches at the 7-12 grade and community college levels that may not be discipline experts, to prepare teams for the SoCal Cyber Cup Challenge. The SoCal Cyber Cup Challenge is a cybersecurity competition with teams from five Southern California counties who compete at the Junior/Senior High School or community college levels. This presentation shares information about the recruiting of mentors and coaches as well as an overview of the LMS training materials that was developed to share with other institutions nationally.

    Inside the NCL with Doc and Dan

    • "Doc" St. Clair, Dan Manson
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    Track 2

    Paper Sessions

    14 paper presentations

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    Course Walk-through

    SOC Operations Course

    • William Butler
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    Course Walk-through

    Applied Cryptography

    • Yesem Peker
    • EST
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    Course Walk-through

    A Cybersecurity Framework

    • Susan Tisdale
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  • Wednesday

    Track 1

    The Evolution of the Supply Chain and Cybersecurity: What the Next Generation of Practitioners Needs to Know

    Tommy McDowell, General Manager at Celerium

    The supply chain represents a massive attack surface for attackers given the ability to leverage one vulnerability at one company to impact hundreds or thousands of others. For several decades, supply chain management was focused on cost optimization via practices such as just-in-time inventory management. But today, several forces are impacting supply chain management. One of those forces, the evolving and increasing ransomware threats, is pushing supply chain cybersecurity in new directions. What does this mean for the next generation of cyber practitioners?

    This presentation will cover:

    • The emerging forces that are reshaping supply chain cyber risk management
    • The shift from general cybersecurity to a specific focus on ransomware
    • How government is working to address supply chain cybersecurity in key industries through compliance programs, such as the Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) program in development by the U.S. Department of Defense

    Successful Cybersecurity Professionals

    • Steven Brown
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    An IoT Testbed for Undergraduate Cybersecurity Students

    • Sam Williams, Luke Martin, Josh Adkins, Prem Uppuluri, Amar Patra, J. D. Chase, Radford University School of Computing and Information Sciences
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Josh Adkins

Jayson Berryhill

Jane Blanken-Webb

Debra Bowen

Assistant Professor and Co-Academic Program Director

National University

Dr. Bowen is an Assistant Professor and Co-Academic Program Director for the Bachelors of Science in Information Technology Management (BSITM) program in the Department of Engineering and Computing (DOEC) at National University. She is a veteran of the U.S. Air Force and Air National Guard. Dr. Bowen has over 20 years of experience in global technology and infrastructure project management in private industry. She joined National University in 2013. Currently Dr. Bowen is supporting the BSITM and the MS Cybersecurity programs.

Steven Brown

William Butler

J. D. Chase

Eric Chentin

Aubry Chernick

Charles Clarke

Paula DeWitt

Erik Fretheim

Debbie Gordon

Sandra Gorka

Mike Hamilton

Rick Howard

Nancy S. Jones

Presidential Appointee, MS / BS Cybersecurity Programs

National University

Dr. Nancy Jones is a Presidential Appointee at National University in the MS / BS Cybersecurity Programs. Previous positions include Coastline CC in California where she was a tenured faculty member in cybersecurity and then an Academic Dean before retiring and returning to her first love, teaching. She has worked on several NSA CAE and K-12 initiatives and now servers on the CAE National Competition team serving as the Southwest Regional Coordinator.

Amanda Joyce

Group Leader, Strategic Cybersecurity Analysis & Research

Argonne National Laboratory

Amanda Joyce has worked as a subject matter expert in cybersecurity since 2011. At Argonne National Laboratory, she provides expertise to DHS as an instructor of cybersecurity. She has lead and co-lead two strategic studies on remote access within industrial control systems and cloud technology (respectively) and written or assisted in 6 published articles.

Denise Kinsey

Dan Likarish

Director & Treasurer

The Colloquium for Information Systems Security Education

Dan Likarish is a professor emeritus in the Regis University Anderson College of Business and Computing. He was director of the Rocky Mountain CCDC for ten years while directing the Regis University Center on Information Assurance Studies. He was the PI on significant grants that enabled the Center to educate and train Colorado and the Rocky Mountain region's students, citizens and professionals. He currently leads a technology transfer team in efforts to commercialize the results of their research. His applied research interests are in the application of challenge learning principles to increase student's, citizen's, and societies' communities' awareness of cybersecurity risks. His publications are focused on social behavioral team members and leadership incident response during stable, critical and chaotic events. He is a CISSE board member and is the organization's treasurer serving on the leadership team.

William "Vic" Maconachy

President & Chairman

The Colloquium for Information Systems Security Education

Dr. Maconachy holds a PhD in education from The University of Maryland and has earned several certifications to include Two Professionalization Certifications from The NSA, and appointed a fellow of ISC2. Dr. Machonachy obtained Top Secret clearance while employed with the U.S. Navy and National Security Agency.

Dr. Maconachy is a co-founder and currently the Chairman of Colloquium for Information Systems Security Education. After retiring from federal service, Dr. Maconachy served as Vice President for Academic Affairs/Chief Academic Officer at Capitol Technology University. Dr. Maconachy served our nation by working at The National Security Agency where he held increasing responsibilities. While there he developed the National Centers of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance Education, and led the development of the first national education and training standards in what is now cybersecurity education. Prior to that he served as an education specialist for the United States Navy, developing technical training programs in the cryptology field. Dr. Maconachy taught in Prince George's County Public Schools, Maryland, and Allegany County Public Schools, Maryland.

Dr. Maconachy has over 30 publications and contributing authorships. Dr. Maconachy's, A Model for Information Assurance: An Integrated Approach, was used as a teaching model in several U.S. Military academies. His numerous awards include Department of Defense - Meritorious Service Award, and Secretary of Navy Commendation (for actions overseas).

Dan Manson

Luke Martin

Isaac Martinez

Chief Information Officer and Director, G6

Army National Guard

Colonel Isaac B. Martinez began his military career as an ROTC cadet at the University of Northern Colorado (UNC) and earned his commission in May of 1996 as a Second Lieutenant in the Military Police Corps. His education includes, a Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice from UNC, a Masters of Education and Human Resources Studies from Colorado State University. His military education includes the Military Police Basic Course, Military Police Advance Course, US Combined Arms and Staff School, and Information Management Systems Manger Course. In 2017 he graduated from the US Army War College with a Master's degree in Strategic Studies. Colonel Martinez, currently serves as the Army National Guard (ARNG) Chief Information Officer (CIO) and Director of the Command, Control, Communications & Computers (C4) Systems Directorate. Colonel Martinez provides direction and guidance to align the ARNG Staff IT portfolio with the Director of Army National Guard strategic priorities. Isaac is charged with setting policy and synchronizing initiatives through coordination with the Army and Joint National Guard.

His early assignments included duties as a platoon leader for the 220th Military Police Company. His first call to action was leading a security detail at Columbine High School after the tragic shootings in 1999. Martinez next served as the Deputy Provost Marshal in Tazar, Hungary from 1999 to 2000, as part of Operation Joint Forge. Shortly after returning home, he led the Colorado Army National Guard's statewide force protection mission to establish airport security immediately following the Sept. 11th attacks in 2001. The following year, Martinez was chosen as The Adjutant General's Aide and just over a year later he assumed command of the 220th Military Police Company and deployed in support of OPERATION IRAQI FREEDOM. His unit was the first Colorado National Guard to support the war effort as part of Operation Iraqi Freedom in 2003. Upon his return, Captain Martinez was assigned as the 891st Troop Command Battalion Logistics Officer (S4). He was recalled to serve as the commander of the 220th MP Co in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina and guided to New Orleans in 2005.

In 2010, Colonel Martinez was serving as the Executive Officer for the 193rd Military Police Battalion, when they mobilized in support of OPERATION ENDURING FREEDOM. After the deployment in 2012, he was chosen to represent the Colorado National Guard at the State of the State in Colorado's capitol as a special military attendee and personally recognized by Governor John Hicklenlooper. Colonel Martinez would later command the 193rd Military Police Battalion in 2013. Soon after taking command, he immediately was called to support the largest flood relief effort in Colorado history. After command, in Feb 2018, Colonel Martinez also supported response and recovery for the Colorado Department of Transportation Ransomware Cyber Attack. He served as the Liaison Officer to the Incident Command during a significant State cyber response force. Colonel Martinez has recently worked with Colorado Secretary of State with providing cyber security support during three separate Federal elections.

During his career, he earned numerous awards and decorations, most notably, Bronze Star Medal with 1 OLC, Meritorious Service Metal with 2 OLC, the Army Commendation Medal with 2 OLC, Air Force Commendation Medal, the OIF and OEF Campaign Medals. He has earned the Combat Action Badge, German Armed Forces Efficiency Badge and Order of the Marechaussee.

Colonel Martinez has been married to his wife Michelle for 18 years and they have two daughters Alexi and Jasmin. His family are avid baseball fans; they have visited 25 Major League Baseball stadiums in the last 10 years.

Tommy McDowell

Stephen Miller

Erik Moore

Editor-in-chief of The Journal of The Colloquium

The Colloquium for Information Systems Security Education

Erik Moore is the Editor-in-chief of The Journal of The Colloquium and Chair of the IFIP Working Group 11.8 that holds the World Information Security Education conference. He was a founding Co-Director of the Regis University CAE, the Colorado Front Range Center for Information Assurance Studies. His Ph.D. in Cybersecurity is from the University of Plymouth, UK. His research includes methods of enhancing cyber defense teams and operations. Currently he is the Executive Director of Academic Computing, at a large suburban school district north of Denver, Colorado where he oversees cybersecurity operations along with regional networks, field operations, and datacenters.

Chris Opp

Director of SMB Cybersecurity Solutions

Celerium

Chris Opp, Celerium's SMB Cybersecurity Solutions director, has served in the Air Guard as the Network Manager, Superintendent of the Regional Operations and Security Center (ROSC) managing security for around 40 air wings and their associated remote locations. Chris retired as an E8 (Senior Master Sergeant) after 23 total years of service. His past work experience includes IT Manager and Facility Security Officer at an aerospace and defense company, and, since 2006, Chris has taught IT and Cybersecurity bachelor's courses at higher education institutions. Chris holds a Master's degree in Information Systems and Cybersecurity and is 60% done with his Doctor of Information Technology Information Assurance and Cybersecurity (DIT).

Amar Patra

Yesem Peker

Cheryl Resch

Chris Simpson

Director of the National University Center for Cybersecurity

National University

Chris Simpson is the Director of the National University Center for Cybersecurity and is the Academic Program Director for the Master of Science in Cybersecurity program at National University. He has developed innovative curriculum and labs in ethical hacking, pentesting, and incident response.

Chris retired from the U.S. Navy in October 2009 after 27 years of service. He has extensive experience as an Information Assurance Manager, including a tour as the Information Assurance Manager (IAM) for the Commander, Combined Forces Command Afghanistan.

Mr. Simpson holds a Bachelor of Sciences degree in Computer and Information Science (CIS) from the University of Maryland and a Master of Science degree in Information Security and Assurance from George Mason University. His certifications include Computer and Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), GIAC Penetration Tester (GPEN), GIAC Python Coder (GPYC), GIAC Certified Detection Analyst (GCDA), Cloud Security Alliance Certificate of Cloud Security Knowledge (CCSK), Navy Master Training Specialist and the KM Institute Certified Knowledge Manager.

"Doc" St. Clair

Susan Tisdale

Jonathan Colby Trull

Michael Tsikerdikis

Prem Uppuluri

Deanne Wesley

Nancy Willard

Sam Williams

Morgan Zantua



Last modified on Sunday, 19 September 2021 20:09

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