Abstract - Cybersecurity is an emerging profession. It is far too vast and complex to be a specialty area of one of the electronic disciplines. Instead it is a fully defined discipline in-and-of itself. The National Institute for Standards and Technology (NIST), National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education (NICE) represents a body of knowledge for this new field and in that respect it defines the concepts and practices that are legitimate areas of professional work and workforce education and training. The rationale and the detailed structure of this groundbreaking model are presented here along with how it fits with substantive efforts to ensure the U.S. critical infrastructure.
DOD Report on the NSA and DHS Program for the “National Centers of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance Education Matters”
This Report on the National Security Agency (NSA) and Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Program for the National Centers of Academic Excellence (CAE) in Information Assurance (IA) and Cyber Defense (CD) is in response to section 942 of The National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year (FY) 2014 (Public Law 113-66).
ROSSLYN, VA. - The National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA), on behalf of its Cybersecurity Council, published NEMA CPSP 1-2015 Supply Chain Best Practices, a white paper that addresses U.S. supply chain integrity throughout the product lifecycle.
The Gazette - The U.S. Army Reserve has formed a partnership with eight U.S. colleges and more than 20 defense contractors to train and provide continuing education for reservists who will defend against cyberattacks and hold full-time jobs with the contractors.
Attached is the Broad Agency Announcement #BAA-004-15 for the FY 2015 Cyber Competition Awards. Proposal submissions shall be submitted via email to firstname.lastname@example.org by the closing date & time provided in the BAA (14 May 2015, NLT 12:00 pm EST).
InformationWeek - This week is Computer Science Education Week, which President Obama kicked off Monday with an Hour of Code at the White House and related announcements, such as a $20 million philanthropic commitment to train 25,000 new computer science teachers for US schools by fall 2016. Of course, the hour of code is somewhat symbolic -- sure, we've all got to start somewhere, but learning will require a longer term approach.
Educational Papers selected by double blind review that were presented at the 18th Annual Colloquium for Information Systems Security Education.
For more than a decade, various experts have expressed increasing concerns about cybersecurity, in light of the growing frequency, impact, and sophistication of attacks on information systems in the United States and abroad. Consensus has also been building that the current legislative framework for cybersecurity might need to be revised.
Opportunities with technology and the Internet appear to have no limit. Academia is often at the forefront of expanding our ever-evolving cyber universe. As new ground is forged and the benefits of a digitally connected world are enhanced, academia has an opportunity to lead by example in ensuring the online practices of students, faculty, staff, alumni, and the community are as secure as possible.