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  • 26th Colloquium
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    Online - November 14th, 2022

    Pedagogy for Cybersecurity

    26th Colloquium Online


    The 2022 conference of the Colloquium on Information Systems Security Education (CISSE) celebrates its 26th year as the senior and premier conference on Cybersecurity Education. 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 education.

    Full day Zoom webinar on November 14, 2022.

    Interested parties are invited to submit relevant proposals for consideration of the Colloquium.

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    26th Colloquium Online - $75

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    For over 26 years, the Colloquium for Information Systems Security Education (CISSE) provides the sole forum in which the members of the academic field of cybersecurity gather to present and discuss emerging trends and ideas. Our government and industry partners actively collaborate to provide information on persistent cyber issues. This balance serves to provide input for our stakeholders across disciplines to reinforce a shared mission.

    Zoom Webinar

    The 26th Colloquium will convene on Monday, November 14, 2022. Registration is via Zoom Webinar with a flat fee of $75.

    The Colloquium

    26th Colloquium Online - $75

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    Refund Policy

    If an attendee cancels their registration before the start time of the webinar, Zoom and PayPal will automatically issue a refund for the attendee's registration fee.

    Questions: events@thecolloquium.org.

  • The Role of Education in Dispelling Myths and Misconceptions in Cybersecurity


    Panelists:

    • Eugene Spafford, Ph.D. of Purdue University, Chair
    • Leigh Metcalf, Ph.D. of Carnegie Mellon University / SEI CERT
    • Josiah Dykstra, Ph.D. of the National Security Agency

    Abstract

    There is a significant body of knowledge required to be successful in the profession and application of cybersecurity. Knowledge is passed along in many forms, including formal education and experiential learning. Given the need for personnel in the field many people do not receive much formal instruction, often “learning through doing.”

    A potentially dangerous pitfall is perpetuating traditional practices or beliefs as truth without evidence. While cybersecurity is an evolving discipline, many people still hear the refrain “that’s the way it’s done” when questioning an approach. Folk wisdom and folklore are sometimes used merely to justify what we already do or believe rather than as informed guidelines for action. Myths arise because of misunderstandings or by making poor analogies to other fields.

    In this session, the panelists will discuss their observations and experiences of cybersecurity myths across academia, industry, and government. They will draw on their decades of experience to discuss pitfalls they've encountered and examples of folk wisdom including: Is the user the weakest link? Is more security always better? Is cyber offense easier than defense? This will also touch on some of the biases humans bring to decision-making, and how those may negatively influence good security practices. These include the action and conformity biases.

    The panel will illuminate opportunities for education to help dispel prevalent and widespread myths that can be avoided or mitigated for the benefit of more effective cybersecurity. Portions of this presentation are drawn from personal experience and courses taught by the panelists, including a regular course offered at Purdue University as part of the graduate cybersecurity curriculum.

  • Program Committee Invitation


    As a member of The Colloquium, please consider volunteering for the Program Committee of the Journal of The Colloquium for Information Systems Security Education, to be published as the proceedings of the Colloquium this year.

    The primary task is reviewing up to three papers submitted to the Journal, providing narrative feedback to the author, scores on quality, and assessment of relevance for the editors. Currently we have 29 submissions and very much need your help to ensure that we ensure that we publish papers with a rigorous peer review and editorial process.

    We are looking for both experienced writers, editors, and those who look forward to reading the Journal each year. We are looking to both ensure that the publication is of high quality and that it is relevant and of interest to our community.

    Please know that for first time reviewers, we do provide reviewer guidelines. We expect that each reviewer will read three papers of approximately 10 pages for construction, theme, contribution, and general quality of writing. The copy editing and paper formatting style will occur after the peer review process. Please know if you volunteer we hope to turn this work around in 10 calendar days, because we need the additional time to prepare the publication prior to the conference. Occasional follow-up questions from the editorial board may arise during the preparatory work phase.

    Should you accept, please log in to EasyChair using the link provided and select your preferences no later than Monday, October 3 by 5:00 PM Mountain Time. You can access paper bidding by selecting the "Bidding" menu item in the EasyChair menu and selecting your preferences or “conflict” along the left side.

    Remember that without knowing your preferences the system is likely to assign you papers outside your areas of interest or competence.

    Please reply to the email below with feedback, questions, or to be removed from the list.

    Thanks much,

    Erik Moore
    Editor-in-chief, The Journal of the Colloquium
    erik.moore@thecolloquium.org

  • Call for Papers


    Participating in the 26th 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.

    Interested parties are invited to submit papers and posters, propose round tables, and submit relevant proposals for consideration of the Colloquium.

    Deadline: September 15, 2022

    Template: IEEE Manuscript Templates

    Submit: Easy Chair (26thCISSE)

    Pedagogy for Cybersecurity

    We interpret the conference theme broadly and are looking for any papers related to cybersecurity education, and can include:

    List of Topics

    • Interdisciplinary Subjects
    • Automated systems and IoT
    • Adversarial Behavior
    • Psychological Operations
    • Scalability of Cybersecurity
    • Risk Management
    • Education Technologies
    • Game-based Learning
    • Non-traditional Students
    • K12 Education
    • Integrating Current Developments
    • Emerging Technologies
    • Dark Markets
    • Ethics, Legal, and Compliance
    • Cybersecurity for Non-Cyber Students
    • Governance
    • Project-based Learning
    • Intelligent (AI) Textbooks
    • Inclusion and Diversity
    • Online and Remote Learning

    Paper Submission Guidelines

    To be considered for presentation at the 26th Colloquium, please submit an original, unpublished paper in the field of Cybersecurity Education by September 15, 2022. Parallel submissions are not accepted.

    Selected papers will also be published in our annual Journal. Papers that have been presented at the 26th Colloquium will also be considered for further development and publication.

    Papers should present a well-formed and capably written idea, which advances the field of cybersecurity, and which is adequately contextualized and sufficiently supported by the literature. The implications for general application should be clear as well as their advantage and importance to the at-large purposes of the field. Conclusions should be supported by analytic means, either empirical or subjectively derived through commonly accepted methods. Graphic, or tabular support is encouraged.

    Please use the IEEE Manuscript Template for your submission.

    • Word count range of 3,000 to 4,000
    • Include sufficient references that reflect sufficient consideration of the literature with a no-more-than 250 word abstract
    • Be sure that all photos, graphs and illustrations have a print resolution of no less than 300 dpi
    • All initial submissions should be anonymized
      • In the non-anonymized final draft ORCID numbers will be required after author names
    • Papers will be available in hardcopy, listed in index services through Crossref, and published with DOIs that have no paywall for immediate access
    • DOI URL Links are required for all sources in the reference list where available, since The Colloquium registers with Crossref

    Please send any questions regarding paper submissions to paperchair@thecolloquium.org. For questions regarding the event, registration, or open calls, please email events@thecolloquium.org.

  • Member Supported


    For more than twenty-five years, the Colloquium for Information Systems Security Education (CISSE) has been the primary forum in which the members of the academic field of cybersecurity have gathered to present and discuss emerging ideas.

    As we embark in new modes of outreach, we kindly ask for your support to seed new programs to further our earnest mission to further the development of cybersecurity education.

    As a 501(c)(3), CISSE relies on member support. If you value our mission of service, please consider making a donation.

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The Colloquium recognizes that the protection of information and infrastructures that are used to create, store, process, and communicate information is vital to business continuity and security. The Colloquium's goal is to work together to define current and emerging requirements for information assurance education and to influence and encourage the development and expansion of information assurance curricula, especially at the graduate and undergraduate levels.

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