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25th Colloquium - Call for Participation

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 conference will be held in Nashville, TN, October 4th to 6th, 2021. Participating in the Colloquium are representatives from education, industry, and government with an interest in conducting productive conversations, present new ideas, and improve the content and curricula for cybersecurity teaching.

Submission Guidelines

Challenges in Teaching Cybersecurity

Ethics

As cybersecurity underpins many aspects of our digital society, cyber ethics education becomes a key resource students will use as they navigate their careers and make professional decisions. Forwarding the field by developing this aspect of the discipline is critical on many levels.

Legal Issues

Incorporating the legal aspects broadly in cybersecurity curriculum and providing courses with deeper focus on this topic has become more significant with the increased threats both external and internal that organizations face. All graduates face these issues as part of the challenges of their career, and will need significant preparation to engage with executive and inter-organization decision-makers.

Adversary Behavior

Helping students develop an understanding of the adversary sets cybersecurity apart from most technological disciplines. From robust coding and application architecture, to budgetary choices and policy decisions, considering adversarial behavior can help graduates mitigate risk across a range of scales and within a variety of roles in their careers.

Risk Management

With risk management as a fundamental discipline of the cybersecurity professional, graduates need a range of decision-making tools to prioritize, establish urgency, allocate budget, and make day to day technical decisions. Ensuring that academia is developing and providing robust conceptual frameworks for this work will help them create more stable environments and organizations.

Pedagogy

As cognitive sciences and the ability to create adaptive technical learning environments develop, cybersecurity programs have opportunities for enhancing, accelerating, and enriching the learning experience. Creating more engaging experiences, increasing retention rates, enhancing clarity of complex topics, and providing experiences that better simulate the expected workplace can be part of what transforms the discipline of cybersecurity and information assurance education.

Governance

With the expectations that the cybersecurity graduates from our programs will become leaders, conveying an understanding of cybersecurity, information, and technology governance. This provides them with the vision to adapt the policies of the organizations they work in response to legislation, standards, technological innovation, and a changing threat landscape.

Interested parties are invited to submit relevant proposals for presentations, panels, workshops and roundtables, master class panels, and curriculum walkthroughs for consideration of the Colloquium.

Sessions and Presentations

Submit proposals no later than June 30, 2021 to presentation@thecolloquium.org.

Participants may present proposals for sessions and presentations covering areas in the context of the Colloquium theme, or other appropriate material. The proposals will be considered based on their relevance and appeal.

Proposals should be 1-2 paragraphs in length. Include the desired time period (15 – 50 minutes).

Challenges in Teaching Cybersecurity

Ethics, Legal Issues, Adversary Behavior, Risk Management, Pedagogy, Governance, etc.

Ethics

As cybersecurity underpins many aspects of our digital society, cyber ethics education becomes a key resource students will use as they navigate their careers and make professional decisions. Forwarding the field by developing this aspect of the discipline is critical on many levels.

Legal Issues

Incorporating the legal aspects broadly in cybersecurity curriculum and providing courses with deeper focus on this topic has become more significant with the increased threats both external and internal that organizations face. All graduates face these issues as part of the challenges of their career, and will need significant preparation to engage with executive and inter-organization decision-makers.

Adversary Behavior

Helping students develop an understanding of the adversary sets cybersecurity apart from most technological disciplines. From robust coding and application architecture, to budgetary choices and policy decisions, considering adversarial behavior can help graduates mitigate risk across a range of scales and within a variety of roles in their careers.

Risk Management

With risk management as a fundamental discipline of the cybersecurity professional, graduates need a range of decision-making tools to prioritize, establish urgency, allocate budget, and make day to day technical decisions. Ensuring that academia is developing and providing robust conceptual frameworks for this work will help them create more stable environments and organizations.

Pedagogy

As cognitive sciences and the ability to create adaptive technical learning environments develop, cybersecurity programs have opportunities for enhancing, accelerating, and enriching the learning experience. Creating more engaging experiences, increasing retention rates, enhancing clarity of complex topics, and providing experiences that better simulate the expected workplace can be part of what transforms the discipline of cybersecurity and information assurance education.

Governance

With the expectations that the cybersecurity graduates from our programs will become leaders, conveying an understanding of cybersecurity, information, and technology governance. This provides them with the vision to adapt the policies of the organizations they work in response to legislation, standards, technological innovation, and a changing threat landscape.

Panels

Please submit proposals no later than June 30, 2021 to panel@thecolloquium.org.

Panels give the audience the opportunity to hear the perspective of multiple people about a topic or area of interest with a special focus. Proposals for panels should be 1-2 paragraphs in length and include a list of prospective panelists.

Note: in the interest of exposing members to a variety of viewpoints, the Colloquium will limit the number of appearances of any panelist.

Workshops and Roundtables

Participants wishing to propose a workshop or round table in the context of the Colloquium theme may submit a proposal no later than June 30, 2021 to roundtable@thecolloquium.org.

Master Class Panels and Curriculum Walk-throughs

Please submit submissions no later than June 30, 2021 to walkthrough@thecolloquium.org. Please reference "CISSE 2021 Panel" or "Walk-through" in the subject line.

Master Class Panels

Master Classes are a panel of instructors who have experience teaching a course in a particular topic where they have brought an innovative approach to their teaching. The panel will discuss and compare approaches including evaluations and observations.

Course Walk-through

A Course Walk-through is a quick (<20 min) walk through of the course Syllabus, including the description, outcomes, major topics, assessments/assignments, materials used, typical course approach, and intended student audience. The goal is to give new instructors ideas about how courses may be constructed and allow experienced instructors to compare to their own efforts.

Program Walk-through

A Program Walk-through is a quick (<30 min) review of a program’s curriculum and flow, it includes an overview of the outcomes, the students, the courses, and special features. It includes a brief discussion of the reasoning behind the program choices.

Instructors interested in participating in Master Class Panels or Curriculum Walk-throughs should submit their interest including:

  • The course type (basic, elective, focus area)
  • Course level (lower / upper division, Graduate)
  • Course title and course syllabus which can be shared (may have redactions)

For programs:

  • The level (AB / AS, BA / BS, Minor, Certificate, Graduate)
  • The program focus
  • A course List or similar document to be shared

Walk-throughs are not pitches for commercial courses, books, or courses mainly following a standardized curriculum.

Requests

In the event there is a specific topic, event, or item you are interested in, but do not want to directly present or participate, feel free to submit a recommendation to walkthrough@thecolloquium.org.

For questions regarding the event, registration, or open calls, please email events@thecolloquium.org.

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