When

3rd & 4th December, 2018 07:00 am - 06:00 pm

Website: NICE K12 Cybersecurity Education Conference

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Grand Hyatt
600 E. Market Street
San Antonio, Texas, USA, 78205
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Monday, 3rd December 2018

Time Texas Prefunction East Texas Salon D and E Texas Salon B Texas Salon C Texas Salon F Sequin A and B Crocket C and D Republic A Texas Ballroom Corridor
7:00 am Registration and Breakfast Service                
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7:55 am Presentation of the Flag
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Presentation of the Flag

By:
Robert G. Cole High School AJROTC Color Guard
December 3, 2018, 7:55 am to 8:00 am
Hall: Texas Salon D and E Track: General Session Type: General Session
            Exhibitor Showcase
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Exhibitor Showcase

By:
Presenter(s) To Be Announced
December 3, 2018, 7:55 am to 4:30 pm
Hall: Texas Ballroom Corridor Track: Exhibitor Showcase Type: Exhibitor Showcase
8:00 am Registration Welcome
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Welcome

By:
Davina Pruitt-Mentle (MD) - Lead for Academic Engagement of NICE at NIST
December 3, 2018, 8:00 am to 8:05 am
Hall: Texas Salon D and E Track: General Session Type: General Session
           
8:05 am Opening Remarks
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Opening Remarks

By:
Rodney Petersen (MD) - Director of NICE at NIST in the U.S. Department of Commerce
December 3, 2018, 8:05 am to 8:10 am
Hall: Texas Salon D and E Track: General Session
           
8:10 am Mayor's Opening Remarks
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Mayor's Opening Remarks

By:
Ron Nirenberg (TX) - Mayor of San Antonio
December 3, 2018, 8:10 am to 8:20 am
Hall: Texas Salon D and E Track: General Session Type: General Session
           
8:15 am            
8:20 am Remarks by San Antonio Chamber of Commerce and Technology Council
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Remarks by San Antonio Chamber of Commerce and Technology Council

By:
Will Garrett - Executive Director of CyberSecurity San Antonio
December 3, 2018, 8:20 am to 8:30 am
Hall: Texas Salon D and E Track: General Session Type: General Session
           
8:25 am            
8:30 am iKeepSafe Welcome and Keynote Introduction
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iKeepSafe Welcome and Keynote Introduction

By:
Holly Hawkins (DC) - CEO at iKeepSafe
December 3, 2018, 8:30 am to 8:35 am
Hall: Texas Salon D and E Track: General Session Type: General Session
           
8:35 am Keynote: Tales of a Teenage Security Supergirl
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Keynote: Tales of a Teenage Security Supergirl

In her keynote at the NICE conference, Kyla will share her story of being a young social entrepreneur in the industry of cybersecurity, the challenges she has faced, and what she believes should be the greater mission of all cybersecurity initiative. Kyla will use her unique perspective of going through the education system right now to mold perspectives on what our focuses in the future should look like.

By:
Kyla Guru - CEO at Bits N' Bytes Cybersecurity Education (BNBCE)
December 3, 2018, 8:35 am to 9:05 am
Hall: Texas Salon D and E Track: Keynote Type: Keynote
           
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9:05 am Department of Education and Office of Career, Technical, and Adult Education (OCTAE) Remarks
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Department of Education and Office of Career, Technical, and Adult Education (OCTAE) Remarks

By:
Albert Palacios (VA), Education Program Specialist at US Department of Education Office of Career, Technical and Adult Education
December 3, 2018, 9:05 am to 9:15 am
Hall: Texas Salon D and E Track: General Session Type: General Session
           
9:10 am            
9:15 am Association of Career and Technology Education (ACTE) Remarks
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Association of Career and Technology Education (ACTE) Remarks

By:
MIchael Connet - Associate Deputy Executive Director, Outreach and Partner Development at Association for Career and Technical Education
December 3, 2018, 9:15 am to 9:20 am
Hall: Texas Salon D and E Track: General Session Type: General Session
           
9:20 am Transition Time  
9:25 am  
9:30 am   From Overwhelmed or Slacking to Ethical Hacking: Embedding Cybersecurity in Hats & Ladders' Youth-Centered Career Program
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From Overwhelmed or Slacking to Ethical Hacking: Embedding Cybersecurity in Hats & Ladders' Youth-Centered Career Program

Preparing youth for careers in cybersecurity requires integrating career awareness, motivation, and skill development into formal and informal career education settings. Hats & Ladders, winner of the 2016 Reach Higher Career App Challenge, simplifies this process by providing industry, government, and educators a shared set of tools to connect with youth on their terms, based on their interests, abilities and values, showcase in-demand STEM careers ("Hats"), and engage youth with skill building opportunities and activities ("Ladders") needed to reach their career aspirations. A growing suite of companion educator resources provides opportunities for educators to delve into select career pathways, including cybersecurity, and deepen student learning.

By:
Ben Galynker - Director of Content at Hats & Ladders
December 3, 2018, 9:30 am to 10:10 am
Hall: Texas Salon B Track: Track 1 Increasing Cybersecurity Career Awareness Type: Concurrent Session
Cybersecurity Readiness Metrics
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Cybersecurity Readiness Metrics

Administrators, counselors, and educators who attend this session will learn how to use a small number of easy-to-collect metrics to objectively compare how well their schools are preparing students for STEM and cybersecurity-academic programs and to compete in the 21st century workforce. Attendees will learn simple ways to visualize these metrics as dashboards and to translate findings into specific, actionable improvements that can help recruit and retain more students into the K-12 STEM pipeline.

By:
Mary Ann Hoppa (VA) - Computer Science Faculty at Norfolk State University
December 3, 2018, 9:30 am to 10:10 am
Hall: Texas Salon C Track: Track 2 Infusing Cybersecurity Across the Educational Portfolio Type: Concurrent Session
Defensive Hacking: A Collaboration in Teaching between IBM and Hacker Highschool
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Defensive Hacking: A Collaboration in Teaching between IBM and Hacker Highschool

Addressing the cybersecurity skills gap requires new and innovative approaches to teaching. Join Pete and Heather to learn how and why IBM Security and Hacker Highschool partnered to develop Hacker Highschool’s newest lesson: Defensive Hacking. Walk away with strategies and resources to teach hands-on cybersecurity skills in innovative ways.

By:
Kim Truett (GA) - Director at Hacker Highschool
December 3, 2018, 9:30 am to 10:10 am
Hall: Texas Salon F Track: Track 3 Integrating Innovative Cybersecurity Educational Approaches Type: Concurrent Session
Transforming the National Career Pathways Framework to Promote Cybersecurity
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Transforming the National Career Pathways Framework to Promote Cybersecurity

The presenters have spent the past year researching methods and programs to promote cybersecurity as a recognized career pathway in their local communities and regions. Presenters will share the results of a yearlong program focused on identifying best practices, approaches, and programs to transform existing career pathways to include cybersecurity. Panel members will share specific programs that can be adopted in your local community.

By:
Charles Bales (IL) - Professor, Automation & Engineering Technology at Moraine Valley Community College, John Sands (IL) - Department Chair, Computer Integrated Technologies at Moraine Valley Community College
December 3, 2018, 9:30 am to 10:10 am
Hall: Sequin A and B Track: Track 4 Creating Cybersecurity Academic and Career Pathways Type: Concurrent Session
Protecting Viral Stuff: What K12 Students Should Know About Virtual Safety Before Attending a University
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Protecting Viral Stuff: What K12 Students Should Know About Virtual Safety Before Attending a University

Today's connected environment demands that children of all ages be prepared to defend themselves. This session poses several ways this could be accomplished, including defensive awareness, defensive security, and offensive security. Attend this interactive discussion to learn how to teach cybersecurity on several different levels, depending on grade level: cyber "self-defense" for children in grades K-6, defensive security for grades 7-9, and offensive security for grades 10-12. Walk away with concrete methods that can be used to teach security techniques, especially to younger grades; potential opportunities for extracurricular activities involving security for higher grades; and ideas on how to inject security into the overall ecosystem.

By:
Matt Paulson (UT) - Instructor of Networking and Cybersecurity at Weber State University
December 3, 2018, 9:30 am to 10:10 am
Hall: Crocket C and D Track: Track 5 Promoting Cyber Awareness Type: Concurrent Session
Resource Showcase I
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Resource Showcase I

Need cybersecurity resources? Need cybersecurity lessons? Need cybersecurity activities to use in your classroom? Stop by the Resource Showcase drop-in session. This drop-in session will allow you to learn more about the resources and explore first-hand how to integrate into the classroom.

Table 1: Start Engineering- Cybersecurity Style: Cybersecurity Career Awareness for Middle and High School Students
Presenters: Stacie Harrison & Robert Black
Description: Seeking to create awareness of cybersecurity careers and pathways? A demonstration of a video, career guidebook and accompanying educational, hands-on activities to help middle school and high school students and teachers learn about the educational pathways and career opportunities in the field of cybersecurity will be shared. Explore a wealth of resources!

Table 2: Open Source Digital Forensics for K-12 Educators
Presenter: Don Davis
Description: This presentation will introduce key digital forensics concepts using free and open source tools. Participants will be guided through basic file recovery and discovery techniques using key Linux tools. Attendees will explore resources, exercises, and a trajectory for developing students' digital forensics interest and career options.

Table 3: SMART Communities Need A SMART Cyber Workforce
Presenter: Minna LeVine
Description: Digitalization continues to disrupt the education market. SMART Learning Environments (SLE) change the way education is provided to students and workforce. Come explore how to access K-12 cybersecurity content and create your own social micro-learning environment to improve cybersecurity education in the K1-2 classroom. Walk away with the resources and steps to design and use a SMART Learning Environment (SLE) to improve student learning in K-12 classrooms

Table 4: Integrating Cybersecurity into the STEM Classroom
Presenter: Kevin Nolten
Description: Cybersecurity education is needed at all grade levels; however, it is often difficult to find viable strategies for seamless integration into the classroom. Learn from national recognized experts on means to integrate cybersecurity into the STEM and humanities classroom. NICERC is an organization that distributes free cyber curriculum to K-12 educators at no cost through a federal grant through the Department of Homeland Security. Teachers will explore resources and activities for teachers to begin integrating cybersecurity into the classroom. All teachers will walk away with ideas for how they can begin teaching this critical subject into the classroom.

Table 5: Don't Be Fooled!: Avoiding Social Engineering and WiFi Spoofing
Presenters: Diane Cornwell & John Romero, TX
Description: Students spend a great deal of time online either on their phone, computer or gaming system. Can they recognize various social engineering attacks? Can they recognize malicious WiFi networks? Come explore resources to help students protect themselves from both. Walk away with a better understanding of various social engineering attacks including pretexting, baiting, tailgaiting, shoulder surfing, and phishing that you and your students may fall victim to. Experience demonstrations of the different social engineering attacks and walk away with resources to use with students. Experience how easy it is to setup a spoofed WiFi network through the use of WiFi Pineapple.

Table 6: NSA Showcase: Cybersecurity Curriculum for K-12 Teachers
Presenters: Blair Taylor & Maureen Turney
Description: Looking for cybersecurity curriculum and resources? The National Cybersecurity Curriculum Program (NCCP), led by NSA, is building sharable curriculum for K-12 teachers and includes free cybersecurity curricula for institutions who wish to educate and prepare cybersecurity graduates. Content is available across a variety of topics, secure coding, networking, ethics, and cybersecurity principles. Educators will walk away with access to over 50 cybersecurity curriculum projects and observe and interact with professors who have created live demos of their projects.

Table 7: Cybersecurity Educational Resources
Presenter: Sylvia Wood
Description: Educational resources that are free and accessible to all educators will be shared. These resources are easily accessible and can be used at most grade levels. Come ready to walk away with at least one gem to incorporate into your current teaching cycle. These activities can easily be structured to fit into most content areas or as a stand-alone activity.

Table 8: Bytes for Breakfast -A Small Rural High School’s Answer to Getting Students Excited About Coding and Cybersecurity
Presenter: Renee Himmelspach & Amanda Campbell
Description: Presenters will share benefits of a partnership with a community college and resources that were helpful with implementation, and curriculum that can be used with hardware limitations. Presenters will also share the opportunities that a coding/cyber club can create in your school. Presenters will show how they started a coding club in their high school with limited funds and tons of imagination and how that impacted students.






By:
Amanda Campbell (NC) - Media/Technology Facilitator at South Stokes High School, Blair Taylor (MD) - Subject Matter Expert in the College of Cyber at the National Security Agency, Diane Cornwell (TX) - Cybersecurity Training Coordinator at Texas A&M Engineering Extension Service, John Romero (TX) - Program Director at TEEX Cyber Readiness Center, Assistant Director at Texas A&M Cybersecurity Center, Kevin Nolten (LA) - Director of Academic Outreach at NICERC, Maureen Turney (MD) - Program Director, National Cybersecurity Curriculum Program, NSA , Minna LeVine (GA) - CEO SMART Community Exchange (SCE), SMART Education Exchange (SEE), Presenter(s) To Be Announced, Renee Himmelspach (NC) - Media/Technology Specialist at South Stokes High School , Robert Black (MD) - CEO and Founder of Start Engineering, Stacie Harrison (DC) - Creative Director, Start Engineering, Sylvia Wood (TX) - Computer Science Teacher at Rouse High School
December 3, 2018, 9:30 am to 11:20 am
Hall: Republic A Track: Drop In Session Type: Drop In Session
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10:10 am   Break/Networking/Exhibitor Showcase
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10:35 am  
10:40 am   Using Pop Culture to Teach Cybersecurity to Generation Z
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Using Pop Culture to Teach Cybersecurity to Generation Z

The Cybersecurity Education, Research & Outreach Center (CEROC) at Tennessee Tech University has developed a series of cybersecurity instructional materials for use in the middle and high school grade levels. K12 educators and instructional influencers will learn about a different approach to presenting cybersecurity instructional topics to Gen Z members through engagement of their interest in science fiction/fantasy worlds such as Harry Potter, the Avengers, Star Wars, etc. Presenters will demonstrate how this generation responds to very different types of stimuli than previous generations. Gen Z, similar to the Millennials before them, wish to understand the "why" and not simply the "how."

By:
Ambareen Siraj (TN) - Director of the Cybersecurity Education, Research, and Outreach Center at Tennessee Tech, Eric Brown (TN) - Assistant Director for the Cybersecurity Education, Research & Outreach Center at Tennessee Tech
December 3, 2018, 10:40 am to 11:20 am
Hall: Texas Salon B Track: Track 1 Increasing Cybersecurity Career Awareness Type: Concurrent Session
Innovative Approaches to Teaching High School Cybersecurity
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Innovative Approaches to Teaching High School Cybersecurity

Learn about innovative practices that can enhance your cybersecurity instruction to create a more student-centered learning environment. Flipping a class can provide students with more hands-on learning opportunities, choice in showing their learning, more personalized learning experiences, and opportunities for collaboration. This session will include information for participants about what a flipped classroom looks like, how they can implement flipped classes or lessons, and see how this approach applies to computer science, cybersecurity, and other related disciplines.

By:
Brandon Milonovich (NY) - Computer Science Teacher at Ardsley High School
December 3, 2018, 10:40 am to 11:20 am
Hall: Texas Salon C Track: Track 2 Infusing Cybersecurity Across the Educational Portfolio Type: Concurrent Session
Cryptography Integration for the K12 Classroom
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Cryptography Integration for the K12 Classroom

Here is a quick description for the Crypto session



The National Integrated Cyber Education Research Center (NICERC) will facilitate a discussion on the importance and relevancy cryptography plays in K-12 education. Cryptography is an opportunity to enhance students critical thinking skills and tie in real-world applications to the classroom content. Attendees will learn about the robust library of NICERC content, specifically their Advanced Math and soon to be developed Cryptological Math course.

By:
Chuck Gardener (LA) - Director of Curriculum at NICERC
December 3, 2018, 10:40 am to 11:20 am
Hall: Texas Salon F Track: Track 3 Integrating Innovative Cybersecurity Educational Approaches Type: Concurrent Session
Project Lead The Way: Launch of a National High School Cybersecurity Course
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Project Lead The Way: Launch of a National High School Cybersecurity Course

Come learn about Project Lead The Way’s (PLTW) new High School Cybersecurity course that was designed in connection to the National Cybersecurity Workforce Framework. This course provides students with broad exposures to the many aspects of digital and information security, while encouraging socially responsible choices and ethical behavior. It inspires algorithmic thinking, computational thinking, and especially, “outside-the-box” thinking. Through an innovative Cyber Range and hands on network security labs, students explore the many educational and career paths available to cybersecurity experts, as well as other careers that comprise the field of information security.

By:
David Greer (IN) - Senior Vice President and Chief Programs Officer at Project Lead The Way
December 3, 2018, 10:40 am to 11:20 am
Hall: Sequin A and B Track: Track 4 Creating Cybersecurity Academic and Career Pathways Type: Concurrent Session
Strategic Plan for the National Initiative of Accelerating Cybersecurity Learning and Skills Development in a Diverse User Community
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Strategic Plan for the National Initiative of Accelerating Cybersecurity Learning and Skills Development in a Diverse User Community

The changing dynamics of cyberattacks has triggered the need to strengthen education and training across the public and private sectors to emphasize cyber-learning, diversify the cybersecurity knowledge and awareness, and measure outcomes. Applying social and behavioral insights, this session will present the benefits of co-curricular experiences, training and certifications across a diverse cyber domain, promoting tools and techniques to validate behavior, and measuring abilities using Transfer Learning modeling mathematics to validate an indirect correlation between the cybersecurity learning and reduction in cyber threats. Walk away with an understanding of what behaviors people should display to reduce their vulnerability to cybersecurity attacks and how to effectively influence student behavior.


By:
Ronald L. Malden (NY) - Chief Learning Officer
December 3, 2018, 10:40 am to 11:20 am
Hall: Crocket C and D Track: Track 5 Promoting Cyber Awareness Type: Concurrent Session
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11:20 am Transition Time  
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11:30 am   Hands-on Cybercamp with Networked Robots
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Hands-on Cybercamp with Networked Robots

Attendees will learn about a novel way to teach cybersecurity using WiFi enabled robots and a block-based programming environment called NetsBlox. The emphasis is on hands-on exercises where students write programs to both attack and defend the robots. More precisely, the communication happens between the student’s program and the robots via the NetsBlox server; simulating overhearing of communication between other students’ programs and their robots. This motivates the need for cybersecurity. Learn how to implement various attack and defense approaches with actual working robots. Presenters will describe this new approach, the technology behind it, and present some of the curricular units developed.

By:
Akos Ledeczi (MD) - Professor of Computer Engineering at Vanderbilt University, Melinda Moore (MD) - Research Directorate STEM Advocate at the National Security Agency
December 3, 2018, 11:30 am to 12:10 pm
Hall: Texas Salon B Track: Track 1 Increasing Cybersecurity Career Awareness Type: Concurrent Session
The One Underrated Skill a Teen Should Learn: Infusing Ethical Hacking Across the Curriculum
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The One Underrated Skill a Teen Should Learn: Infusing Ethical Hacking Across the Curriculum

Learn how to integrate “ethical hacking” into the curriculum while introducing cybersecurity as a future career path. By the end of the talk every attendee will be equipped to take this forward in their school in the way that works best with their school culture.

By:
Kim Truett (GA) - Director at Hacker Highschool
December 3, 2018, 11:30 am to 12:10 pm
Hall: Texas Salon C Track: Track 2 Infusing Cybersecurity Across the Educational Portfolio Type: Concurrent Session
Cyber-Engineering Security Education with the CybatiWorks Platform
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Cyber-Engineering Security Education with the CybatiWorks Platform

Learn how the CybatiWorks platform can be used to teach cybersecurity education using hands-on physical models for IT, ICS, SCADA and IoT. Participants will build, break, secure, and explore cybersecurity through the use of the CybatiWorks Traffic Light Mini Kit; a physical traffic light model. CybatiWorks platform presents scenarios with real attacks, real defenses and with the real goal of defending critical infrastructures such as Power Grids, Pipelines, Transportation and Manufacturing. Come learn how to build a control system environment using wizards, break applications, operating systems and communication links with attacks, and secure software and hardware using common tactics.

By:
Matthew Luallen (IL) - Executive Inventor at CYBATI
December 3, 2018, 11:30 am to 12:10 pm
Hall: Texas Salon F Track: Track 3 Integrating Innovative Cybersecurity Educational Approaches Type: Concurrent Session
Collaborative Partnerships Supporting the Cybersecurity Pipeline
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Collaborative Partnerships Supporting the Cybersecurity Pipeline

Cybersecurity education gives students an opportunity to ignite a passion and master high-demand skills. Michigan’s collaborative work is bringing awareness to the connection between academic and career pathways. Explore our process and how you can apply to your own community. Learn why engaging students in cybersecurity is necessary; how authentic collaboration between government, industry, and education can support the cybersecurity pipeline; and discover what we can do together to give students the opportunity to be part of the cybersecurity pipeline.

By:
Amanda Stoel (MI) - Department Analyst, Michigan Department of Education, Tamara Shoemaker (MI) - Board Member of Midwest CISSE Chapter
December 3, 2018, 11:30 am to 12:10 pm
Hall: Sequin A and B Track: Track 4 Creating Cybersecurity Academic and Career Pathways Type: Concurrent Session
Where to Begin? Steps in Creating a Cyber Aware Classroom
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Where to Begin? Steps in Creating a Cyber Aware Classroom

Whether it's teaching younger kids about password security or high school students about discerning the validity of their sources, this session will help you improve cyber hygiene in the classroom. Walk away with a plethora of best practices and resources to help students stay safe online both in and out of school.

By:
Kacy Zurkus (MA) - InfoSec and Cybersecurity Writer
December 3, 2018, 11:30 am to 12:10 pm
Hall: Crocket C and D Track: Track 5 Promoting Cyber Awareness Type: Concurrent Session
Resource Showcase 2
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Resource Showcase 2

Resource Showcase 2:

Table 1: CyberPatriot: A Fun Way to Stimulate STEM Interest with Middle and High School Aged Students
Presenter: Alex Farrell
Description: CyberPatriot, the National Youth Cyber Defense Competition: A tabletop description and demonstration of how CyberPatriot can stimulate STEM interest in your school, how the competition works, what it takes to get involved, and why it's so much fun. "Drop-by" visitors will see what the students see, learn what the students learn, and get to try their hand at identifying and fixing cyber vulnerabilities as is done by teams in the competition.

Table 2: NICERC: Integrating Cybersecurity into the STEM Classroom
Presenter: Kevin Nolten
Description: Students are beginning to explore career and degree opportunities earlier and earlier. Stop by to learn how cybersecurity concepts are being integrated into Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics classes. Attendees will learn how to introduce a variety of concepts into the classroom by building flashlights to discuss cyber-attacks, learning about various encryption and decryption methods, the security challenges around artificial intelligence, and more!

Table 3: CyberExplorers: The Struggles of Starting a Cybersecurity Summer Camp
Presenter: David Hernandez
Description: This past summer, UAlbany’s Digital Forensics program started a summer cybersecurity camp for high school students. I am happy to share with you some of the highs and lows of that endeavor….what went well, lessons learned, and what we will be changing going forward. We wanted to provide a broad sense of cybersecurity; the different areas and career paths involved, so we planned to cover cryptography, networks, forensics, and, risk, and so on. We had many lofty goals, and a whole team working on developing the camp. We were so busy planning curriculum that we scrambled to pull together things like the bus schedule and the lunch orders…but we got it done! We also had a great group of kids who were excited to come. Highlights included, creating security comics, ultimate frisbee, and a crime scene investigations. Based on what we accomplished, and what we learned, we have a fabulous plan for next summer. A little more Frisbee and ice cream, a little less content?
Absolutely! But our goals are the same: to introduce cybersecurity to promising high school students in a way that they can really enjoy, and begin to imagine their futures in the field.


By:
Alex Farrell (FL) - Program Coordinator for Global Cyber Education and Workforce Development for Northrop Grumman, David Hernandez (AZ) - American Express Global Travel, Kevin Nolten (LA) - Director of Academic Outreach at NICERC
December 3, 2018, 11:30 am to 12:10 pm
Hall: Republic A Track: Drop In Session Type: Drop In Session
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12:00 pm  
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12:10 pm Registration and Lunch Service Cyber Signing Day Program
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Cyber Signing Day Program

The clock is ticking down. The pressure is on. Decisions need to be made. Who will make the final call?

Will their efforts be enough? Every day, a team prepares to battle its opponents. The playing field is never

even. This is not a sporting event – this is network defense. This is pen testing. This is cybersecurity.

These high-pressure situations demand agile, creative, and collaborative participants who are welltrained,

inquisitive, and relentless in their pursuit of vulnerabilities in order to safeguard information and

infrastructure. Because of the high demand for IT and cybersecurity professionals, we must encourage

students to remain passionate about their STEM classes and leadership.



The Inaugural Cyber Signing Day elevates young leaders, showcases their STEM backgrounds, and highlights the industry’s commitment to recruiting, hiring, and retaining talent. Featuring high-energy music, special guests, and on-stage recognition, the 2018 Cyber Signing Day demonstrates that extracurricular excellence is not limited to athletics; to practice, to achieve, and to compete in cybersecurity is a co-curricular exercise that demands rigor, integrity, and discipline, too.



Agenda:

Keynote Speaker: Marina Gavito, Innovation Director, USAA

High-energy program featuring industry leaders, education partners, students, veterans, and special guests

By:
Amanda Keammerer (TX) - Deputy Director, CyberSecurity San Antonio at San Antonio Chamber of Commerce, Marina Alderete Gavito (TX) - Innovation Director as USAA, Presenter(s) To Be Announced, Shaun Kennedy (TX) - Chairman of the Board, San Antonio Chamber of Commerce
December 3, 2018, 12:10 pm to 1:30 pm
Hall: Texas Salon D and E Track: General Session Type: General Session
           
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1:30 pm Registration Transition Time  
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1:40 pm   Bringing Career Relevance and Application to Classroom Learning
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Bringing Career Relevance and Application to Classroom Learning

Skills-based volunteering. Closing the STEM gap. Early career exposure. Workforce re-education. Upskilling. With so many important initiatives, how is anyone expected to check all the boxes? Simple. Using the technology we all walk around with every day, we can connect industry professionals with every learner to provide invaluable insights for their future, regardless of age, interest, or location.

Join us as we detail how organizations across the globe are finally bridging the many gaps that have existed between education and workforce for over a century. Redefine what's possible with what's already happening, and walk away with clear next steps to not only meet, but exceed your initiative goals.

By:
Sabari Raja (TX) - Nepris
December 3, 2018, 1:40 pm to 2:20 pm
Hall: Texas Salon B Track: Track 1 Increasing Cybersecurity Career Awareness Type: Concurrent Session
Vulnerable Web Server: Teaching High School Students How to Hack
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Vulnerable Web Server: Teaching High School Students How to Hack

Understanding the methods used by hackers is necessary to truly stop the cybersecurity threat. Teaching defensive techniques and best practices is good, but not enough. The Vulnerable Web Server is designed to provide teachers with five introductory cybersecurity lessons. During these lessons students will have the opportunity to do more than just discuss cyberattacks, they will conduct live attacks on a separate network not attached to the internet. Attendees will experiment with one of the labs from the lesson plan and understand where to download the software and lesson plans related to the Vulnerable Web Server. ATTENDEES SHOULD BRING YOUR OWN LAPTOP

By:
Johnathan Robison (TX) - 1st Lieutenant in the United States Army
December 3, 2018, 1:40 pm to 2:20 pm
Hall: Texas Salon C Track: Track 2 Infusing Cybersecurity Across the Educational Portfolio Type: Concurrent Session
Analysis and Investigation Through Cyber-Based Scenarios
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Analysis and Investigation Through Cyber-Based Scenarios

Integrating cybersecurity into the humanity-based courses is critical for raising awareness as well as ensuring the application of cybersecurity is being fully understood among our students. The Analysis and Investigation Through Cyber-Based Scenarios is an innovative approach to empower educators to begin introducing the application and relevancy of cybersecurity in student's daily lives. Attendees will be guided through hands-on projects that build strong cyber foundations within the classroom. Attendees will be introduced to modules on Artificial Intelligence, Analysis and Investigation, and the Internet of Things, and will walk away with a number of resources to begin utilizing in the classroom immediately.

By:
Chuck Gardener (LA) - Director of Curriculum at NICERC
December 3, 2018, 1:40 pm to 2:20 pm
Hall: Texas Salon F Track: Track 3 Integrating Innovative Cybersecurity Educational Approaches Type: Concurrent Session
Cybersecurity Education: Implementation in K12, a State Initiative
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Cybersecurity Education: Implementation in K12, a State Initiative

The State of North Carolina is coming together with industry, education and state representatives to discuss and implement a K-12 cybersecurity integration model! Come join the conversation. Presenters will share possible modality to integrating cybersecurity as a standalone curriculum and/or a guided pathway, how these integration models can be implemented, and what resources could be utilized in the K-12 space. Handouts and access to resources will be available.

By:
Deanne Cranford-Wesley (NC) -Department Chair Davis iTEC/Cybersecurity Center at Forsyth Technical Community College, Karen McPherson (NC) - Education Consultant with NC Department of Public Instruction, Kevin Nolten (LA) - Director of Academic Outreach at NICERC, Linda Lay (NC) - Business, Finance, and Information Technology Education Consultant at North Carolina Department of Public Instruction , Orlando Terry (NC) - North Carolina Career and Technical Education Business, Finance and Information Technology Team Member
December 3, 2018, 1:40 pm to 2:20 pm
Hall: Sequin A and B Track: Track 4 Creating Cybersecurity Academic and Career Pathways Type: Concurrent Session
Digital Detox: The Need to Disconnect to Reconnect Cybersecurity Education
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Digital Detox: The Need to Disconnect to Reconnect Cybersecurity Education

Spending the majority of our waking lives experiencing reality through a screen, endlessly plugged into our devices, is taking its toll… and we’re realizing it’s not the answer. It’s time that the era of burnout, FOMO, multi-tasking, tech dependence, fatigue, ‘social media everything’ and information overload ramps down. Recognizing and addressing the need to take a digital break is essential, especially for the kids who are experiencing several key mental and physical health concerns. Attendees will walk away with strategies, best practices, and multiple resources to help parents and educators promote healthy, safe and secure online practices.

By:
Melissa Straub (NJ) - Private Investigator, Social Justice Advocate, and Licensed Private Detective
December 3, 2018, 1:40 pm to 2:20 pm
Hall: Crocket C and D Track: Track 5 Promoting Cyber Awareness Type: Concurrent Session
Resource Showcase 2 Continued
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Resource Showcase 2 Continued

Resource Showcase 2:

Table 1: Presenter: Alex Farrell
Talk Title: CyberPatriot: A Fun Way to Stimulate STEM Interest with Middle and High School Aged Students
Description: CyberPatriot, the National Youth Cyber Defense Competition: A tabletop description and demonstration of how CyberPatriot can stimulate STEM interest in your school, how the competition works, what it takes to get involved, and why it's so much fun. "Drop-by" visitors will see what the students see, learn what the students learn, and get to try their hand at identifying and fixing cyber vulnerabilities as is done by teams in the competition.

Table 2: Presenter: David Hernandez
Talk Title: CyberExplorers: The Struggles of Starting a Cybersecurity Summer Camp
Description: This past summer, UAlbany’s Digital Forensics program started a summer cybersecurity camp for high school students. I am happy to share with you some of the highs and lows of that endeavor….what went well, lessons learned, and what we will be changing going forward. We wanted to provide a broad sense of cybersecurity; the different areas and career paths involved, so we planned to cover cryptography, networks, forensics, and, risk, and so on. We had many lofty goals, and a whole team working on developing the camp. We were so busy planning curriculum that we scrambled to pull together things like the bus schedule and the lunch orders…but we got it done! We also had a great group of kids who were excited to come. Highlights included, creating security comics, ultimate frisbee, and a crime scene investigations. Based on what we accomplished, and what we learned, we have a fabulous plan for next summer. A little more Frisbee and ice cream, a little less content?
Absolutely! But our goals are the same: to introduce cybersecurity to promising high school students in a way that they can really enjoy, and begin to imagine their futures in the field.

Table 3: Presenter: Kevin Nolten
Talk Title: NICERC: Integrating Cybersecurity into the STEM Classroom
Description: Students are beginning to explore career and degree opportunities earlier and earlier. Stop by to learn how cybersecurity concepts are being integrated into Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics classes. Attendees will learn how to introduce a variety of concepts into the classroom by building flashlights to discuss cyber-attacks, learning about various encryption and decryption methods, the security challenges around artificial intelligence, and more!

By:
Adam Cavazos (TX) - General Manager, CyberTexas Foundation, Alex Farrell (FL) - Program Coordinator for Global Cyber Education and Workforce Development for Northrop Grumman, David Hernandez (AZ) - American Express Global Travel, Kevin Nolten (LA) - Director of Academic Outreach at NICERC
December 3, 2018, 1:40 pm to 2:20 pm
Hall: Republic A Track: Drop In Session Type: Drop In Session
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2:30 pm   Increasing Cybersecurity Career Awareness in San Antonio
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Increasing Cybersecurity Career Awareness in San Antonio

SA Works and CyberTexas will share their initiatives on workforce development in San Antonio to include internships, apprenticeships, teacher externships, job shadowing, and expanding cyber curriculum and academic programs. Best practices in advocacy, practice, and public-private partnerships will be shared

By:
Ben Peavy (TX) - Managing Director at Accenture Federal Services, Joe Sanchez (TX) - Chief, Network Operations, 625 AF Operations Center, Joint Base San Antonio - Lackland, Josh Beck (TX) - Educator at Northeast ISD, Romanita Matta-Barrera (TX) - Executive Director, SA Works, Sean Attwood (TX) - Senior Director of Workforce Management at San Antonio Economic Development Foundation
December 3, 2018, 2:30 pm to 3:10 pm
Hall: Texas Salon B Track: Track 1 Increasing Cybersecurity Career Awareness Type: Concurrent Session
Hands-on Cybersecurity Education in a K16 STEM Experience Continuum
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Hands-on Cybersecurity Education in a K16 STEM Experience Continuum

SAE International’s A World in Motion® discusses its middle school program, Cybersecurity: Keeping Our Networks Secure Challenge, as it relates to their K16 continuum of innovative STEM learning experiences. Through industry engagement with companies like General Motors, SAE programs are raising students’ awareness and preparedness for cybersecurity and other STEM career opportunities. A demonstration during this session will allow attendees to see how the student activities and teacher training could be implemented with ease yet yield a high impact.

By:
Amy Smith (PA) - Manager of Pre-College Educational Programming at SAE International, Christopher Ciuca (PA) - Director of Pre-Professional Education at SAE International
December 3, 2018, 2:30 pm to 3:10 pm
Hall: Texas Salon C Track: Track 2 Infusing Cybersecurity Across the Educational Portfolio Type: Concurrent Session
Cool (and Free!): Things NSA is doing for K-12 Cybersecurity Education
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Cool (and Free!): Things NSA is doing for K-12 Cybersecurity Education

In this presentation, representatives from the College of Cyber will discuss opportunities focused on K12, including free summer camps for students and teachers, free cybersecurity curriculum, and scholarship opportunities and college pathways for students interested in pursuing cybersecurity.

By:
Blair Taylor (MD) - Subject Matter Expert in the College of Cyber at the National Security Agency, Maureen Turney (MD) - Program Director, National Cybersecurity Curriculum Program, NSA , Tina Ladabouche (MD) - GenCyber Program Director for the National Security Agency (NSA)
December 3, 2018, 2:30 pm to 3:10 pm
Hall: Texas Salon F Track: Track 3 Integrating Innovative Cybersecurity Educational Approaches Type: Concurrent Session
Shaping the Nation's Cybersecurity Leaders: Insight from Five National Centers of Academic Excellence (CAEs) on K12 and Public-Private Partnerships
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Shaping the Nation's Cybersecurity Leaders: Insight from Five National Centers of Academic Excellence (CAEs) on K12 and Public-Private Partnerships

Faculty members from five CAEs team up to share how they partner with K-12 schools to engage students in cybersecurity. Panelists will share activities that get students interested in cybersecurity, and answer your questions about how to partner with your local colleges and universities. Moderated by a local cyber executive, this panel will provide attendees with actionable information through a lightning round of slides, and questions, followed by ample time for discussion.

By:
Akhtar Lodgher (TX) - Director, Center for Information and Cyber Security at Texas A&M University- San Antonio, Amanda Keammerer (TX) - Deputy Director, CyberSecurity San Antonio at San Antonio Chamber of Commerce, Carol J. Jeffries-Horner (TX) - Chair, Computer Information Systems and Security Program at Our Lady of the Lake University, Greg White (TX) - Professor of Computer Science at The University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA), Tom Sahin (TX) - Director, Cybersecurity Center, Troy Touchette (TX) - Chair, Information Security
December 3, 2018, 2:30 pm to 3:10 pm
Hall: Sequin A and B Track: Track 4 Creating Cybersecurity Academic and Career Pathways Type: Panel
Cybersecurity Games: Educational Tools to Promote a Culture of Cybersecurity
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Cybersecurity Games: Educational Tools to Promote a Culture of Cybersecurity

Learn how schools can introduce and teach cybersecurity concepts by using two fun and engaging games: Cyber Threat Defender (CTD) and Cyber Threat Defender – PC (CTD-PC). These games teach students digital concepts using an analog card game, and provide a turnkey solution for teachers introducing cybersecurity concepts to students. The outcome is student awareness of basic cybersecurity knowledge, necessary for all citizens, while having fun and sparking interest in cybersecurity for further student exploration. During the presentation, we will provide practical tips for educaters, share school experiences, and walk participants through both games.

By:
Josef Klein (TX) - Information Security Project Lead at Center for Infrastructure Assurance and Security (CIAS), The University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA)
December 3, 2018, 2:30 pm to 3:10 pm
Hall: Crocket C and D Track: Track 5 Promoting Cyber Awareness Type: Concurrent Session
Innovative Strategies Showcase
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Innovative Strategies Showcase

Want to learn more about how to implement competitions into the curriculum, how to fold in after school cyber clubs, or ways to utilize apprentices and internships? Come visit one on one with a room full of creative examples.

Table 1: Underserved Communities to Cyber Careers: Increasing Diversity by Building Pathways for Success
Presenter: Alex Farrell
Description: A tabletop discussion with ideas of how student cyber education programs can provide a foundation build career pathways in underserved communities by using partnerships between schools, government and industry. The call for diverse career professionals continues to grow with our dependence on computer systems to maintain our way of life. Diversity is critical to building the effective cyber teams needed to protect critical systems - students in underserved communities are an excellent resource to contribute to cyber professional diversity. Includes a demonstration of how the CyberPatriot program can be used to stimulate student interest in STEM in underserved communities.

Table 2: Developing an Innovative Cybersecurity Pipeline
Presenter: Deanne Cranford-Wesley
Descripion: Come explore best practices for engaging K-12 and industry partners to address the national deficit. Learn about the three tenants for developing a collaborative partnership between K-12 schools, industry, and the community college. A visual model to aid in the discussion will be shared. Come hear about best practices utilizing camps, career exploration, and cyber activities you can fold into any classroom setting.

Table 3: K-12 Cybersecurity Pathways. Equipping Cyber Warriors for the Future by Fostering Community and Corporate Collaborations
Presenter: Elerod Morris, NC
Description: Learn how to identify local resources to support your cybersecurity pathways programs, and how community programs such as BEE GEEK and other companies have hired high school students with IT and cybersecurity skills. Walk away with a roadmap to identify local resources to develop and support your own cybersecurity pathway.

Table 4: A Scalable, Equitable, and Effective Solution for Cybersecurity Workforce Education
Presenter: Sabari Raja
Description: Learn how to easily connect students to real-world cybersecurity expertise to excite, explore, and expand cybersecurity opportunities anywhere. Walk away commenting to others: 'I wish they had this when I was in school.'

Table 5: Capture-the-Flag as a Tool for K-12 Cybersecurity Education
Presenter: David Raymond
Description: If done properly, a CTF is an educational tool disguised as a competition! Explore how CTFs can be used with high school and college students and teachers to drive interest and enhance learning in cybersecurity topics. Leave with an understanding of how CTF competitions fit into cybersecurity education. Participate in a CTF demo and solve simple challenges to get a better understanding of these events. Educators will be exposed to free and paid CTF environments that they can use in their classes.

Presenter: Thomas Rzemyk
Talk Title: Establishing Proven Networking & Internship Opportunities for 9-12 Students
Description: Learn about three vital areas of enhancing cybersecurity curriculum amongst 9-12 grade students in public and private educational institutions in the US. We will expand on Mount Michael's success with implementing an afterschool IT & Cyber Club and outline how to implement proven strategies for establishing networking and internship opportunities through exploratory trips and inviting public and private guest speakers into the classroom.




By:
Alex Farrell (FL) - Program Coordinator for Global Cyber Education and Workforce Development for Northrop Grumman, David Raymond (VA) - Director of the Virginia Cyber Range and Deputy Director of Virginia Tech’s IT Security Office, Deanne Cranford-Wesley (NC) -Department Chair Davis iTEC/Cybersecurity Center at Forsyth Technical Community College, Elerod Morris (NC) - Educator at Carver High School, Sabari Raja (TX) - Nepris, Thomas Rzemyk (NE) - Director of Technology and Cybersecurity Instructor at Mount MIchael
December 3, 2018, 2:30 pm to 4:30 pm
Hall: Republic A Track: Drop In Session Type: Drop In Session
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3:20 pm   Spatial Thinking and Cybersecurity Education in Preschoolers and Early Elementary Students
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Spatial Thinking and Cybersecurity Education in Preschoolers and Early Elementary Students

This session will raise the awareness of spatial skills as an important predictor of achievement in STEM careers and highlight the opportunities for spatial thinking in cybersecurity education among early elementary students. The National Council of Teachers of Mathematics recommends that at least 50 percent of mathematics instruction focus on spatial reasoning. Participants will explore effective teaching strategies that can be readily implemented in the classroom or at home to help preschoolers and early elementary students develop and expand their spatial thinking, and make the bridge to career in cybersecurity.

By:
Lemi-Ola Erinkitola (IL) - CEO, The Critical Thinking Child, LLC
December 3, 2018, 3:20 pm to 3:50 pm
Hall: Texas Salon B Track: Track 1 Increasing Cybersecurity Career Awareness Type: Concurrent Session
“Bake In” Security by Infusing Cybersecurity Concepts into the K-12 Curricula
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“Bake In” Security by Infusing Cybersecurity Concepts into the K-12 Curricula

Learn and discuss how the Maryland State Department of Education K-12 Computer Science Standards Design Team and the University of Maryland University College infused advanced cybersecurity concepts into the K-12 computer science curriculum beyond merely online safety and password protection. Concepts can also be applied to other STEM coursework.

By:
Loyce Pailen (MD) - Director for the Center for Security Studies at UMUC, Marquita Friday (MD) - Program Manager in the Career and Technology Education (CTE) Instructional Branch at the Maryland State Department of Education, Scott Nichols (MD) - Technology and Engineering Education Supervisor at Maryland State Department of Education
December 3, 2018, 3:20 pm to 3:50 pm
Hall: Texas Salon C Track: Track 2 Infusing Cybersecurity Across the Educational Portfolio Type: Concurrent Session
Tools and Resources to Improve Cybersecurity Education
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Tools and Resources to Improve Cybersecurity Education


Learn about cybersecurity tools and resources available to educators that the DHS Cybersecurity Education and Awareness Branch offers you and your students that are intended in part to standardize the field of cybersecurity and ultimately close the workforce gap. We familiarize participants with the multiple tools and innovative resources that are available to educators to teach students about cybersecurity, including online safety, education, training, and career paths

By:
Latasha McCord (VA) - Education Program Analyst, Cybersecurity Education; Awareness Branch, Office of Cybersecurity and Communications
December 3, 2018, 3:20 pm to 3:50 pm
Hall: Texas Salon F Track: Track 3 Integrating Innovative Cybersecurity Educational Approaches Type: Concurrent Session
Creating Cybersecurity Career Pathways
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Creating Cybersecurity Career Pathways

Career and Technical Education (CTE) programs are one of the most promising approaches to fast track students to enter the cybersecurity workforce. CTE provides students with cybersecurity-focused technical, academic, and employability skills through rigorous and applied coursework, work-based experiences, career and technical student organization leadership and competition experience, and industry-recognized certifications. This session will unpack the difference between CTE programs and Programs of Study, highlight the statutory framework, and federal funding that enables formal CTE Programs of Study, and provide examples of CTE program options and Programs of Study that have been designed to position students to have successful cybersecurity careers.

By:
Albert Palacios (VA), Education Program Specialist at US Department of Education Office of Career, Technical and Adult Education, Jay Ramsey (VT) - Director, Career and Technical Education, Vermont Agency of Education, Kathleen Steele (CA) - San Bernardino County Superintendent of Schools, Regional Occupational Program, Kyle Jones (OH) - Chair/Associate Professor of Computer Information Systems at Sinclair College , Oscar Aliaga (VT) - Career Pathways Coordinator, Vermont Agency of Education
December 3, 2018, 3:20 pm to 4:30 pm
Hall: Sequin A and B Track: Track 4 Creating Cybersecurity Academic and Career Pathways Type: Concurrent Session
Walking the Road to Digital Safety for Teachers and Students
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Walking the Road to Digital Safety for Teachers and Students

Learn to prepare a program that will ensure students/teachers are productive digital citizens, acquire digital literacy skills, and safety awareness. The presenters will share how stakeholder input helped in crafting a Digital Trust Foundation funded district wide program that promotes digital citizenship and safety for both teachers and students. Attendees will be walked through the process to develop and deliver online digital safety training for teachers and curriculum for teachers to integrate in the classroom with students. Topics include: strategies for digital safety, digital etiquette and hygiene, positive social media engagement, digital literacy, and digital rights, responsibilities and the law. Learn how to build your own program and walk away with resources and program evaluation metrics.

By:
David McGeary (TX) - Director of Digital Education and Innovation for the Harris County Department of Education, Lynnice Hockaday (TX) - Digital Education and Innovation Specialist at Harris County Department of Education
December 3, 2018, 3:20 pm to 3:50 pm
Hall: Crocket C and D Track: Track 5 Promoting Cyber Awareness Type: Concurrent Session
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3:55 pm   Jettisoning Mantras of the Past to Leveraging AI: What AI Portends for the Future
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Jettisoning Mantras of the Past to Leveraging AI: What AI Portends for the Future

Our economy has shifted to a highly digital and globally connected stage. With these advancements, new challenges have come into play along with new tools to overcome these challenges. As predicted by Thomas Kuhn in his book the Structure of Scientific Revolutions, we’re seeing the dawn of a new day of AI’s machine learning and advanced mathematical algorithms. But does the rise of AI and automation come at the demise of spatial thinking (a fundamental skill for good data visualization)? This discussion will explore this emerging new paradigm, what it portends for the future, and how these new developments can engage students and excite them about careers of the future.

By:
John McClurg (UT) - VP and Ambassador-At-Large of Cylance
December 3, 2018, 3:55 pm to 4:30 pm
Hall: Texas Salon B Track: Track 1 Increasing Cybersecurity Career Awareness Type: Concurrent Session
How to Bring Hands-on Cybersecurity Demonstrations into the Classroom
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How to Bring Hands-on Cybersecurity Demonstrations into the Classroom

See demonstrations of cybersecurity techniques and how to bring these demonstrations into the classroom. This will include various “hacks” and how to defend against them presented in an engaging hands-on fashion that can be adapted to the classroom. Learn how to bring these cybersecurity demonstrations to the classroom without needing the technical skills of a hacker in order to better educate students on how to protect themselves in the cyber world and understand some of the skills needed for a career in cybersecurity.

By:
Collin Newberry (WI) - IT Security Compliance and Governance Sr. Analyst at American Family Mutual Insurance Company S.I.
December 3, 2018, 3:55 pm to 4:30 pm
Hall: Texas Salon C Track: Track 2 Infusing Cybersecurity Across the Educational Portfolio Type: Concurrent Session
Cyber Center for Education & Innovation, Home of the National Cryptologic Museum: Bringing Cybersecurity Education Together
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Cyber Center for Education & Innovation, Home of the National Cryptologic Museum: Bringing Cybersecurity Education Together

This presentation will summarize the Cyber Center for Education and Innovation, Home of the National Cryptologic Museum (CCEI-NCM) unique national value proposition to bring together cybersecurity education and invite collaboration. We are creating an East Coast cybersecurity center of gravity as the National Security Agency’s (NSA) Open Front Door; integrating industry, government and academic stakeholder resources; and advancing cybersecurity education. Planned educational outreach programs will leverage and share the unsurpassed resources, curriculum and know-how of the NSA in an unclassified, publicly-accessible setting.

By:
Gregory Von Lehmen (MD) - Special Assistant for Cybersecurity, University of Maryland University College, Mark S. Loepker (MD) - Senior Advisor and Education Lead to the National Cryptologic Museum Foundation
December 3, 2018, 3:55 pm to 4:30 pm
Hall: Texas Salon F Track: Track 3 Integrating Innovative Cybersecurity Educational Approaches Type: Concurrent Session
Bridging the Gap Between Millennials and the Cybersecurity Industry
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Bridging the Gap Between Millennials and the Cybersecurity Industry

This presentation discusses different methods that can bridge the gap between millennials and industries in cybersecurity context. It shares success stories as well lessons learned during their outreach efforts at K-12 level. Taking into account author’s experience, this presentation reflects on various research about millennial’s perspective about cybersecurity and what factors need to be incorporated to bridge the existing gap. The authors make a compelling argument that one solution is to increase awareness and education about safe, ethical, and best practices about using technology at high schools.

By:
Shalini Kesar (UT) - Associate Professor in Information Systems, Department of CSIS, Southern Utah University (SUU)
December 3, 2018, 3:55 pm to 4:30 pm
Hall: Crocket C and D Track: Track 5 Promoting Cyber Awareness Type: Concurrent Session
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4:30 pm Break
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4:40 pm Wine & Breadboarding Evening Social
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Wine & Breadboarding Evening Social

Join the Cyber Innovation Center, NICERC, and Palo Alto Networks for an evening of networking and interfacing with cybersecurity tools! Attendees will be able to experience hands-on activities with Boe-Bots, Micro:bits, and Raspberry Pis and explore ways to integrate Cybersecurity fundamentals into the K12 Classroom.

By:
Kevin Nolten (LA) - Director of Academic Outreach at NICERC, Presenter(s) To Be Announced, Thomas Trevethan (VA) - Palo Alto Networks Cybersecurity Academy Curriculum Developer and Training Engineer
December 3, 2018, 4:40 pm to 6:00 pm
Hall: Texas Salon D and E Track: General Session Type: General Session
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Lightning Talks

Lightning Talks are quick, 5-8 minute presentations on topics pertaining to K12 Cybersecurity Education. Times are approximate.

Moderator: Jim Brazell, CTE Specialist at Pearson

4:45-4:55pm - Talk 1: Partnering with Professionals to Provide Hands-on Experience to Students
Presenter: Collin Newberry, WI
Description: Gain confidence and understanding in how to engage with area businesses to obtain resources and engage with professionals to enrich the cybersecurity education programs at schools. Walk away with concrete examples of how to start partnering with business to enrich your cybersecurity curriculum.

4:55-5:05pm - Talk 2: Creating Mechanisms of Support for Cyber-Safe Schools
Presenters: David McGeary, TX & Lynnice Hockaday, TX
Description: Cybersecurity strategic planning is often focused on the safeguarding of technical resources and often involves the development of policies of mechanisms to help secure those resources. Learn how to shift the view of cybersecurity from that of an administrative (or technical) policy question to a general concern for all participants in the K12 landscape, the critical evaluation of classroom policies and mechanisms that should be part of classroom and school culture, and the beginning of strategic implementation plans for participants’ schools based on well-researched approaches to classroom cybersecurity. Come learn about back channel and response monitoring tools and walk away with a collaborative security planning template.

5:05-5:15pm - Talk 3: Towards Integrating NICE Cybersecurity in Education
Presenter: Izzat Alsmadi, TX
Description: This presentation will evaluate the NICE Framework from an education perspective. Issues and challenges related to the utilization of such framework to guide future cybersecurity programs are discussed in detail. One of the most significant challenges observed is related to the lack of a unified method to estimate KSAs. Different KSAs vary widely in their level of details.

5:15-5:25pm - Talk 4: Cybersecurity Career Awareness for Middle and High School Students
Presenters: Stacie Harrison, DC & Bob Black, MD
Description: This presentation seeks to create awareness of cybersecurity careers and pathways through the use of hands-on activities, literature, and video. A demonstration of a video, career guidebook and accompanying educational, hands-on activities, to help middle school and high school students and teachers learn about the educational pathways and career opportunities in the field of cybersecurity will be shared.

5:25-5:35pm - Talk 5: Cybersecurity in Existing STEM Courses: Connecting Cybersecurity to the NGSS & Common Core
Presenters: Mike Borowczak & Andrea Burrows, WY
Description: Rather than introduce cybersecurity in isolation, this presentation focuses on how to integrate it into existing lessons and units. Participants will walk through how to identify areas of concern in their teaching and then steps to map cybersecurity to NGSS/Common Core concepts.

5:35-5:45pm - Talk 6: Innovative Learning Model for High School Cybersecurity Education: The Fortnight Defense Game Paves the Way
Presenter: Susan Ferebee, AZ
Description: This lightning round presentation will demonstrate graphically the Defense Game model through examples of the Fortnight game and will describe how this model combined with the social constructivist learning theory, and collaborative education theory leads to a fun and effective model for teaching cybersecurity concepts to high schoolers that contribute to developing future cybersecurity professionals. The presentation will highlight how this new learning model can be implemented in paper/pencil exercises, board games, manipulatives, face-to-face or computer simulations, or as a video game. This will be a fast-paced, fun, and interesting view of the new learning model for high school students.

5:45-5:55pm - Talk 7: Accelerating Cybersecurity Learning with Bootcamps and Industry Partnerships
Presenter: Vaibhav Bhandari, CA
Description: Learn about an exciting approach to bring innovative and interactive teaching techniques to students through the CyberDefenders boot camp. This week-long boot camp with online lectures and hands-on labs enables student to create meaningful cybersecurity projects through hackathons, and engagement with industry partnership. We invite educators to collaborate with and use our boot camp in their settings. Educator will walk away with practical techniques to create industry-academia partnerships so students can thrive in the competitive security space.

By:
Andrea Burrows (WY) - Associate Professor, at University of Wyoming, Collin Newberry (WI) - IT Security Compliance and Governance Sr. Analyst at American Family Mutual Insurance Company S.I., David McGeary (TX) - Director of Digital Education and Innovation for the Harris County Department of Education, Izzat Alsmadi (TX) - Assistant Professor, Department of Computing and Cybersecurity at Texas A&M University San Antonio, Jim Brazell - Career and Technical Education (CTE) Specialist at Pearson Education, Lynnice Hockaday (TX) - Digital Education and Innovation Specialist at Harris County Department of Education, Mike Borowczak (WY) - Director of the Cybersecurity Education And Research (CEDAR) Center & Lab, Robert Black (MD) - CEO and Founder of Start Engineering, Stacie Harrison (DC) - Creative Director, Start Engineering, Susan Ferebee (AZ) - Faculty Member, Consultant at Purdue University, Vaibhav Bhandari (CA) - Program Director at San Jose City College
December 3, 2018, 4:40 pm to 6:00 pm
Hall: Texas Salon C Track: Lightning Talk Type: Lightening Talk
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Poster Sessions

Poster Sessions:

Presenter: Diane Cornwell
Talk Title: Earning College Credit with Free Online Cybersecurity Courses
Description: The TEEX and National Response and Recovery Center offers 10 online cybersecurity courses that are eligible for college credit. These courses are offered at no cost to the student through funding from DHS/FEMA. The audience will be introduced to the 10 online cybersecurity courses TEEX offers at no cost. Courses can be used to supplement existing curriculum or could be used as the basis for lessons. Through these courses, students will be exposed to various topics in cybersecurity including digital forensics, cyber ethics, secure software, information security basics, secure networking, and cyber incident analysis and response. Upon completion of all 10 courses, students are eligible to earn 6 college credits through the American Council on Education. The audience will learn more about each course and how they can be used in schools to increase cybersecurity and help students earn college credit.

Presenter: Michael Dunn
Talk Title: Proposed Cybersecurity Merit Badge for the Boy Scouts of America
Description: This poster describes recent efforts to a proposed new Cybersecurity merit badge to the Boy Scouts of America (BSA), including draft requirements and current status. A background on the merit badge program is presented, including research supporting the idea that badges can be an effective method at engaging young people in experiential learning. A set of draft recommended requirements is presented. The authors have drafted a proposal for consideration by the BSA, and this poster reports the status of that proposal and the authors’ efforts at engaging the BSA. Come and provide feedback on the proposal.

Presenters: Bill Newhouse & Clarence Williams
Talk Title: The NICE Cybersecurity Workforce Framework
Description: The NICE Cybersecurity Workforce Framework (NICE Framework) improves communication about how to identify, recruit, develop, and retain cybersecurity talent. It is a resource from which organizations or sectors can develop additional publications or tools that meet their needs to define or provide guidance on different aspects of workforce development, planning, training, and education. Come learn how this applies to the K-12 setting.

Presenter: Jim Smith
Talk Title: Reverse Engineering Cybersecurity Professionals in K12
Description: This session will walk attendees through the use of backward mapping techniques to “reverse engineer” how we develop future cybersecurity professionals during extended learning time. This interactive session will have attendees reverse engineer the career development process. A pseudo job description is provided, and the group will walk through the process of creating a talent supply chain customized to their organization's unique needs. Participants leave with an increased understanding of a community stakeholder model, talent supply chains, and reverse engineering cybersecurity careers in a K12 setting.

Presenter: Fran Bromley-Norwood
Talk Title: Cybersecurity Now...for our Future
Description: The state of Nevada has recognized the extreme need for skilled cybsercurity specialists and is trying to help decrease those numbers by educating high school students in that area. The Nevada Department of Education approved the Cybersecurity Career and Technical Education Program of Study to begin during the 2018-2019 school year. The content, student expectations, and certifications obtained during this four-year program of study will be addressed.

Presenter: Adam Cavazos
Talk Title: CyberTexas Foundation: An Approach in Cybersecurity Education
Description: CyberTexas presents ideas, methods and their portal, corresponding to the CyberPatriot program. Leaders and educators will begin understanding components to starting a K-12 cybersecurity program. This poster session will share ideas and knowledge of the various methods of education in cybersecurity principles including a clear understanding of next steps to grow their programs. Further, participants will be provided with the rationale to connect to and grow the cybersecurity proficiencies in K-12 through participation with CyberTexas Foundation and or similar organizations with a community of educators and students.

Presenter: JoJo DeFelippis
Talk Title: Experiencing Cyber: An Exploratory Study on the Outcomes of Cybersecurity Training
Description: It is difficult to train, recruit, and sustain a workforce of cyber professionals. It is necessary to identify methods to overcome organizational cybersecurity training shortfalls when also faced with threats to information systems and attrition rates. Effective cybersecurity training is dependent on a framework, curriculum, and a dynamic simulation platform that accommodates the student, the mission, the threat environment, and the information system. There is no readily available framework for experiential cyber training curricula to govern the new generation of cyber professionals as they prepare to protect critical infrastructure and tackle the safeguarding emerging technologies. This exploratory study will assess the objectives, syllabi, strategies, and learning outcomes of a traditional cybersecurity program and a program that has already started deploying experiential learning strategies. Preparing the new generation of cyber professionals by identifying and leveraging curricula development strategies that incorporate experiential learning techniques could allow students and leaders to see the immediate value and application of content to current and future cyber operational needs.

Presenter: Sascha Kettler, Germany
Talk Title: The Twelve Pitfalls of Cloud Use
Description: IT teams must be able to assess the dangers of cloud use. This session will share the risks and offer proposals for practical solutions. It appeals to IT security managers to develop vigilance against insider threats and parasitic attacks and to fulfill their duty of care. The IT security controller provides specific recommendations to minimize the risk of misuse and externally forced data loss.

By:
Adam Cavazos (TX) - General Manager, CyberTexas Foundation, Bill Newhouse (MD) - Deputy Director of NICE at NIST, Clarence Williams (MD) - Government Engagement Lead supporting NICE, Diane Cornwell (TX) - Cybersecurity Training Coordinator at Texas A&M Engineering Extension Service, Francine Bromley-Norwood (NV) - Computer Science and Cybersecurity Educator in the Nevada Clark County School District, Jim Smith (MD) - Managing Partner for Digital Network Group, JoJo DeFelippis (MD) - Fellow at University of Maryland University College, Michael Dunn (MS) - Cyberspace Operations Officer in the United States Air Force, Sascha Kettler (Germany) - Auditor and Penetration Tester at Gronau IT Cloud Computing
December 3, 2018, 4:40 pm to 6:00 pm
Hall: Texas Ballroom Corridor Track: Drop In Session Type: Poster Session
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Tuesday, 4th December 2018

Time Texas Prefunction East Texas Salon D and E Texas Salon B Texas Salon C Texas Salon F Sequin A and B Crocket C and D Republic A Texas Ballroom Corridor
7:00 am Registration
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Registration

By:
Amber Lindsay (DC) - VP of Operations at iKeepSafe
December 4, 2018, 7:00 am to 12:00 pm
Hall: Texas Prefunction East Type: Registration
Breakfast & Community Connection Sessions
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Breakfast & Community Connection Sessions



By:
Davina Pruitt-Mentle (MD) - Lead for Academic Engagement of NICE at NIST
December 4, 2018, 7:00 am to 7:55 am
Hall: Texas Salon D and E Track: General Session Type: General Session
            Exhibitor Showcase
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Exhibitor Showcase

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Presenter(s) To Be Announced
December 4, 2018, 7:00 am to 3:50 pm
Hall: Texas Ballroom Corridor Track: Drop In Session Type: Drop In Session
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7:55 am Presentation of the Flag
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Presentation of the Flag

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Brackenridge High School JROTC Golden Female Color Guard
December 4, 2018, 7:55 am to 8:00 am
Hall: Texas Salon D and E Track: General Session Type: General Session
           
8:00 am Welcome and Announcements
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Welcome and Announcements

By:
Davina Pruitt-Mentle (MD) - Lead for Academic Engagement of NICE at NIST
December 4, 2018, 8:00 am to 8:10 am
Hall: Texas Salon D and E Track: General Session Type: General Session
           
8:05 am            
8:10 am NICE K12 Sub-Group Chair Remarks
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NICE K12 Sub-Group Chair Remarks

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Presenter(s) To Be Announced
December 4, 2018, 8:10 am to 8:20 am
Hall: Texas Salon D and E Track: General Session
           
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8:20 am NICE K12 Conference Planning Committee Remarks
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NICE K12 Conference Planning Committee Remarks

By:
Anthony Asci (FL) - Career & Tech Ed Program Specialist at School District of Palm Beach County
December 4, 2018, 8:20 am to 8:25 am
Hall: Texas Salon D and E Track: General Session Type: General Session
           
8:25 am IBM Welcome and Keynote Introduction
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IBM Welcome and Keynote Introduction

By:
Marian Merritt - Lead for Industry Engagement, National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education (NICE)
December 4, 2018, 8:25 am to 8:30 am
Hall: Texas Salon D and E Track: General Session Type: General Session
           
8:30 am Keynote: Data Security and Privacy in an Interconnected World
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Keynote: Data Security and Privacy in an Interconnected World

The world is changing, and all of our devices are becoming more and more interconnected and some devices are even intertwined. Creation of IoT devices will continue for the foreseeable future – and finding skills that can create IoT devices and architectures that are secure and protect data privacy will be difficult to find. Now is the time to start teaching the necessary critical thinking skills and coding techniques required to develop IoT devices/architedtures that are secure and private in addition to the cool IoT features and functions. We designed and will feature an IoT device and discuss the various design decisions in creation of the device with the consideration of data security and privacy. It’s easier than you think (at times).

By:
Rhonda Childress - IBM Fellow and VP-GTS Data Security and Privacy Officer
December 4, 2018, 8:30 am to 9:00 am
Hall: Texas Salon D and E Track: Keynote Type: Keynote
           
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9:00 am Student Panel
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Student Panel

This panel of middle school, high school, and undergraduate students will illustrate for K12 students and educators opportunities and pathways within cybersecurity. Panelists will discuss their individual experiences in cybersecurity, addressing how they initially gained interest, what their current interests are, opportunities and barriers existing within cybersecurity, and advice for K12 students interested in pursuing an education or career in cybersecurity.

By:
Caleb Scott (TX) - Co-Founder of FloatMe, Davina Pruitt-Mentle (MD) - Lead for Academic Engagement of NICE at NIST, Finn Burmeister-Morton (TX) - BSD Education Intern at La Vernia High School, Kyla Guru - CEO at Bits N' Bytes Cybersecurity Education (BNBCE), Landon Valdez (TX) - Student at Design and Technology Academy at Ed White Middle School
December 4, 2018, 9:00 am to 9:45 am
Hall: Texas Salon D and E Track: Panel Type: Panel
           
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10:15 am   Mission South Dakota: Increasing Cybersecurity Education and Career Awareness in Rural Schools
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Mission South Dakota: Increasing Cybersecurity Education and Career Awareness in Rural Schools

Many teachers are unaware of cybersecurity topics or innovative ways to implement topics into their courses. A team from Dakota State University has worked with 75 teachers and have been able to identify the deficiencies and barriers for teachers to implement these topics. This work has helped to create a blueprint of ideas on increasing the topics taught in the classroom with a strong emphasis on career awareness. Walk away with ideas on developing curriculum and topics in cybersecurity and career awareness, and explore the pathway guide that will help students progress through courses to better prepare them for post-secondary education and to be aware of careers in cybersecurity.

By:
Rob Honomichl (SD) - Instructor of Computer Science at Dakota State University
December 4, 2018, 10:15 am to 10:45 am
Hall: Texas Salon B Track: Track 1 Increasing Cybersecurity Career Awareness Type: Concurrent Session
All Girls, All In: Promoting Discovery and Curiosity in Cybersecurity with Hands-On Lessons at an All-Girls School
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All Girls, All In: Promoting Discovery and Curiosity in Cybersecurity with Hands-On Lessons at an All-Girls School

This presentation will show how hands-on lessons in cryptology and cyber intelligence increased confidence and curiosity for K-12 girls. Attendees will get an overview of the curriculum that was used to teach 12 sessions for 4th grade, middle school and high school students at an all-girls school. The sessions focused on using cipher wheels; making and breaking codes; encryption and decryption; understanding ports, protocols, and services; finding internet-connected devices; finding vulnerabilities and more. The presentation will show how working across administration, department chairs, and STEM, teachers contributed to the success of educating the girls in cybersecurity. Walk away with ideas and content to apply in your own setting!

By:
Thomas Heverin (PA) - Associate Teaching Professor in Cybersecurity at Drexel University
December 4, 2018, 10:15 am to 10:45 am
Hall: Texas Salon C Track: Track 2 Infusing Cybersecurity Across the Educational Portfolio Type: Concurrent Session
The Virginia Cyber Range: A Model for One-stop Shopping for K-12 Cybersecurity Educators!
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The Virginia Cyber Range: A Model for One-stop Shopping for K-12 Cybersecurity Educators!

Learn how the Commonwealth of Virginia is setting the standard for K-12 cybersecurity education with the Virginia Cyber Range playing an important role! The Commonwealth of Virginia is a good case study for state-level improvements to cybersecurity education. We will describe what Virginia is doing for high school cyber education and how the Virginia Cyber Range is supporting these efforts. A brief demonstration of Virginia Cyber Range offerings will give educators a sense of resources currently available to Virginia educators, and soon available to those outside of Virginia!

By:
David Raymond (VA) - Director of the Virginia Cyber Range and Deputy Director of Virginia Tech’s IT Security Office
December 4, 2018, 10:15 am to 10:45 am
Hall: Texas Salon F Track: Track 3 Integrating Innovative Cybersecurity Educational Approaches Type: Concurrent Session
State and Local Cybersecurity CTE Panel
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State and Local Cybersecurity CTE Panel

Moderator: Albert Palacios. Panelists to be announced.

Learn how State and Local CTE programs are helping to grow the cybersecurity workforce. Lessons learned for starting a program, barriers to overcome, and recruitment strategies will be covered. We will also highlight the work-based learning experiences. "For students, work-based learning is an underutilized method that holds the promise of opportunity and is ripe for growth. It can help students develop essential employability skills and build a strong, positive work history." Come and help us build an ecosystem of peers and employers that will connect the dots between job seeker and the right positions in cybersecurity occupations.

By:
Albert Palacios (VA), Education Program Specialist at US Department of Education Office of Career, Technical and Adult Education, Ed Mondragon, Career & Technical Education Coordinator, IT/STEM at Granite School District, Salt Lake City, Utah, Ellen Frey (VA), CTE Educator, Louden County Public Schools, Katrina Riggleman (VA), CTE Educator at Riverbend High School, Kristi Rice, (VA) CTE Educator at Spotsylvania High School
December 4, 2018, 10:15 am to 10:45 am
Hall: Sequin A and B Track: Track 4 Creating Cybersecurity Academic and Career Pathways Type: Concurrent Session
ICAC-iKeepSafe Incident Response Tool for Schools
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ICAC-iKeepSafe Incident Response Tool for Schools

The new ICAC/iKeepSafe Incident Response Tool helps schools prepare and respond to technology related incidents with effective protocols and incident management. There are technology related incidents that happen every day in our schools. These range from harassment and bullying to sexting to threats to students and staff made through social media. Schools and law enforcement must work cooperatively to address the myriad of issues facilitated through technology. This free-to-use Incident Response Tool, originally created by iKeepSafe and updated by the National Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force Program, provides the platform to begin discussion and create an action plan that will include law enforcement when appropriate. This tool provides schools the necessary steps and information to effectively plan, react and respond to incidents involving students and staff.

By:
Joe Laramie (TN) - Program Manager with the National Criminal Justice Training Center
December 4, 2018, 10:15 am to 10:45 am
Hall: Crocket C and D Track: Track 5 Promoting Cyber Awareness Type: Concurrent Session
Resource Showcase 3
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Resource Showcase 3

Need creative ways to introduce cybersecurity lessons? Need exciting cybersecurity resources? Need cybersecurity activities to fold into your classroom? Stop by Resource Showcase II Drop-in session. This drop-in session will allow you to learn more about the resources and explore first-hand how to integrate into the classroom.

Table 1: Cybersecurity Education Research and Outreach Center: Capture the Flag (CTF)
Presenters: Ambareen Siraj & Eric Brown
Description: Competitions allow students to learn cybersecurity skills in a fun and engaging way. It is an effective platform to increase students’ interest in cybersecurity and prepare them for defending against real cyber attackers. A typical CTF competition requires at least some basic technical security knowledge and months of diligent preparation. Inspired by the CS Unplugged project, the primary goal of the CTF Unplugged project is to teach students with little or no technical knowledge about the different cybersecurity challenges that a cybersecurity professional must address and the problem-solving skills needed for a cybersecurity career, all without direct use of technology.

Table 2: Cybersecurity Awareness and Cybersecurity Career Awareness Resources Starting in K12
Presenters: John Sands & Charles Bales
Description: Explore interactive demonstrations of a cybersecurity career orientation course, including content, assessment instruments, and interactive student activities. Experiment with a new cybersecurity awareness program that can be used in both K-12 and 2-year college programs. Drop-in to examine all the resources and see how you can gain access to both cybersecurity awareness and cybersecurity career awareness materials.



By:
Ambareen Siraj (TN) - Director of the Cybersecurity Education, Research, and Outreach Center at Tennessee Tech, Charles Bales (IL) - Professor, Automation & Engineering Technology at Moraine Valley Community College, Eric Brown (TN) - Assistant Director for the Cybersecurity Education, Research & Outreach Center at Tennessee Tech, John Sands (IL) - Department Chair, Computer Integrated Technologies at Moraine Valley Community College
December 4, 2018, 10:15 am to 11:20 am
Hall: Republic A Track: Drop In Session Type: Drop In Session
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10:50 am   Build It, and They Will Come: Learn how IBM Volunteers Built #IBMCyberDay4Girls
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Build It, and They Will Come: Learn how IBM Volunteers Built #IBMCyberDay4Girls

#IBMCyberDay4Girls promotes cybersecurity awareness among middle school girls. Learn how and why IBM volunteers created this one-day program. Educators will leave this session equipped to engage with IBM volunteers to deliver #IBMCyberDay4Girls in its entirety or may be inspired to create a program of their own using IBM volunteer activity kits.

By:
Ann Graham, Developer, Jumpstart Program Manager at IBM
December 4, 2018, 10:50 am to 11:20 am
Hall: Texas Salon B Track: Track 1 Increasing Cybersecurity Career Awareness Type: Concurrent Session
Developing the Holistic Student: Integrating Cybersecurity Across the Disciplines
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Developing the Holistic Student: Integrating Cybersecurity Across the Disciplines

This session will introduce teachers to a wide variety of lessons available to incorporate cybersecurity into traditional non-STEM courses (English, social studies, business, etc.). This session will introduce K-122 educators to a wealth of resources and lesson plans housed on an open-access website. Various other open-source resources will be discussed during this interactive session.

By:
Ashley Greeley (IN) - Instructor of Ethics at NSA's College of Cyber
December 4, 2018, 10:50 am to 11:20 am
Hall: Texas Salon C Track: Track 2 Infusing Cybersecurity Across the Educational Portfolio Type: Concurrent Session
BUILDING LINKS: How Augusta University Grows K-12 Interest in Cybersecurity by 100% With Open Access to its Virtual Cyber Lab
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BUILDING LINKS: How Augusta University Grows K-12 Interest in Cybersecurity by 100% With Open Access to its Virtual Cyber Lab

This session will identify the key steps required to build consensus among community partners in support of cyber education as identified by Augusta University’s experience with the formation of Alliance for Cyber Education (ACE), a consortium of local school systems, chambers of commerce, and military community on Fort Gordon. Attendees will be able to examine the GA K-12 career pathways for Information Technology in grades 9-12 and learn how they are mapped to the NICE Cybersecurity Workforce Framework.

By:
Joanne Sexton (GA) - Director, Augusta University Cyber Institute and Founding Dean of School of Computer and Cyber Sciences at Augusta University, Karen Ribble (GA) - Assistant Director, Cyber Institute, Augusta University (AU)
December 4, 2018, 10:50 am to 11:20 am
Hall: Texas Salon F Track: Track 3 Integrating Innovative Cybersecurity Educational Approaches Type: Concurrent Session
Integrating Quality Cybersecurity Curriculum and Labs Mapped to the NICE Framework into Existing Academic Programs
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Integrating Quality Cybersecurity Curriculum and Labs Mapped to the NICE Framework into Existing Academic Programs

Palo Alto Networks Cybersecurity Academy enables curriculum developers and faculty to protect life in the digital age one course and student at a time. Palo Alto Networks is spearheading the effort to restore faith in the digital age by taking strategic action to bridge the cybersecurity skills gap and build a work force through the Cybersecurity Academy program. The Academy creates partnerships with qualified high schools, colleges, universities and technical institutes to provide next-generation security technology, course materials, certification, and training labs to be implemented as part of their academic cybersecurity curriculum and programs. Come learn how you can easily adopt and embed resources into your program at no cost.

By:
Thomas Trevethan (VA) - Palo Alto Networks Cybersecurity Academy Curriculum Developer and Training Engineer
December 4, 2018, 10:50 am to 11:20 am
Hall: Sequin A and B Track: Track 4 Creating Cybersecurity Academic and Career Pathways Type: Concurrent Session
Intro to iKeepSafe's Data Privacy in Education Training Course
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Intro to iKeepSafe's Data Privacy in Education Training Course

By:
Felicia Rateliff (MO) - Senior Program Manager at iKeepSafe, Holly Hawkins (DC) - CEO at iKeepSafe
December 4, 2018, 10:50 am to 11:20 am
Hall: Crocket C and D Track: Track 5 Promoting Cyber Awareness Type: Concurrent Session
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11:20 am Transition Time  
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11:30 am UMUC Welcome and Keynote Introduction
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UMUC Welcome and Keynote Introduction

By:
Gregory Von Lehmen (MD) - Special Assistant for Cybersecurity, University of Maryland University College
December 4, 2018, 11:30 am to 11:35 am
Hall: Texas Salon D and E Track: General Session Type: General Session
           
11:35 am Plenary Keynote: From Pine Trees to the Alamo City: My Journey Through Higher Education and How I Became a Trailblazer in My Family
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Plenary Keynote: From Pine Trees to the Alamo City: My Journey Through Higher Education and How I Became a Trailblazer in My Family

As a small child, I had big dreams. I wanted to be a garbage man. And anyone who really knows me, knows that I will always have a special place in my heart for that profession. However, as I was coming of age, that changed. And it changed constantly. From school bus driver, to a crane operator, to a police man and paramedic, I saw the world as mine to take over. But, I did not have a plan, no course of action. I didn't even have an answer to the question, "where do you see yourself in 10 years?". I didn't know what life was going to be like after high school.

By:
James Rivera (TX) - University of Texas at San Antonio Graduate
December 4, 2018, 11:35 am to 12:00 pm
Hall: Texas Salon D and E Track: Keynote Type: Keynote
           
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12:00 pm Lunch Service Lunch            
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12:30 pm   Industry Panel
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Industry Panel

This panel will explore how the cybersecurity industry can do a better job at marketing itself, demonstrating how to help K12 students understand how cybersecurity roles appeal to their interests and passions, and making it easier for students to envision themselves pursuing jobs in the cybersecurity field.

By:
Dan Myers - Sr. Manager, Palo Alto Networks Cybersecurity Academy, Iris Gonzalez (TX) - Founder and Publisher, StartupsSanAntonio.com, Irma Symons, Director of Human Resources, IPSecure, Kayvee Kondapalli (TX) - Chief Information Officer at Firstmark Credit Union, Susan Swearingen Oelsen (TX) - Coordinator of External Affairs at Project QUEST, Inc.
December 4, 2018, 12:30 pm to 1:15 pm
Hall: Texas Salon D and E Track: Panel Type: Panel
           
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1:30 pm     From Cybersecurity Awareness to Engagement to Graduation: Where Do Cyber Students Go After High School?
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From Cybersecurity Awareness to Engagement to Graduation: Where Do Cyber Students Go After High School?

Three recent high school graduates share how they became interested in STEM during grade school, and how they stay engaged in cyber post-graduation. Additionally, these students will provide the audience with suggestions on how to lead in their school, discuss what kinds of opportunities they valued in school, and how they plan to continue their cybersecurity education as adults. Come listen to how students became interested in STEM topics, and how they were drawn to cybersecurity specifically. Ask students directly how K12 educators, administrators, and district leadership can support their education, their peers, and their goals.


By:
Amanda Keammerer (TX) - Deputy Director, CyberSecurity San Antonio at San Antonio Chamber of Commerce, Mark Hugher (TX)
December 4, 2018, 1:30 pm to 2:15 pm
Hall: Texas Salon B Track: Track 1 Increasing Cybersecurity Career Awareness Type: Concurrent Session
ExCIITED: Expanding Cybersecurity Innovative Incubator to Extended Demographics
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ExCIITED: Expanding Cybersecurity Innovative Incubator to Extended Demographics

ExCIITED is a program developed to introduce rural and underrepresented groups to cybersecurity concepts via outreach, teaching, and hands-on training in courses and internship. Students received college credit for an Engineering 101 course, completed Security+ certification, and obtained security clearances. Come learn about the process of running the program, from contacting schools and selecting students to teaching Engineering 101 online. This presentation will cover the program blueprint, success stories, and tips for implementing similar initiatives, as well as difficulties faced and what we will change before next year.

By:
SueAnne Griffith (AL) - Research Engineer, Center for Cybersecurity Research and Education at University of Alabama Huntsville
December 4, 2018, 1:30 pm to 2:15 pm
Hall: Texas Salon C Track: Track 2 Infusing Cybersecurity Across the Educational Portfolio Type: Concurrent Session
Gamification > (Greater Than) Games
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Gamification > (Greater Than) Games

Digital games are not real; gamification can be. Join our session for an interactive conversation on cyber ranges, gamified training, hands-on learning, and knowledge retention. From generating awareness to encouraging the kind of consistent engagement that leads to lasting skills, presenters will provide an interactive discussion on the Circadence-University of San Diego partnership to share insights on and a roadmap for successfully adopting a gamified approach to cybersecurity training, education and assessment.

By:
Brad Wolfenden (CO) - Director of Cyber Academic Partnerships for Circadence Corporation, Gordon Romney (CO) - Director of the University of San Diego Center for Cybersecurity Engineering and Technology
December 4, 2018, 1:30 pm to 2:15 pm
Hall: Texas Salon F Track: Track 3 Integrating Innovative Cybersecurity Educational Approaches Type: Concurrent Session
From Classroom to C-Suite: Innovative Cybersecurity Career Pathways
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From Classroom to C-Suite: Innovative Cybersecurity Career Pathways

Co-presenters discuss innovative approaches to creating a direct pipeline from the K-12 system, through the university, and into industry jobs. The presenters outline how to incorporate interdisciplinary studies and hands-on experience to allow students to develop core competencies in cybersecurity and advance in the workplace by using universities as the interlocutor between administrators and industry The audience will be able to take the cybersecurity career pathway template provided by the presenters and incorporate into their own long-term strategies for building the cybersecurity workforce.

By:
Helvetiella Longoria (FL) - Chief Information Security Officer at Florida International University (FIU)., Randy Pestana (FL) - Assistant Director at FIU’s Institute for Public Policy
December 4, 2018, 1:30 pm to 2:15 pm
Hall: Sequin A and B Track: Track 4 Creating Cybersecurity Academic and Career Pathways Type: Concurrent Session
The Black Hatter: An Alice in Cyberland Escape Room Adventure for Schools
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The Black Hatter: An Alice in Cyberland Escape Room Adventure for Schools

The diabolical hacker named the Black Hatter has locked Alice and the rest of you in his Escape Room. Do you have the wits to get you and your class out? Learn how to create your own fun and fast paced cybersecurity adventure that will engage your students with cybersecurity themes, problem solving, and collaborative teamwork. Educators will engage with us in escaping the Black Hatter and will walk away with ideas for implementing their own escape room covering any range of cybersecurity concepts.

By:
Debi Pfitzenmaier (TX) - Founding Executive Director at Youth Code Jam
December 4, 2018, 1:30 pm to 2:15 pm
Hall: Crocket C and D Track: Track 5 Promoting Cyber Awareness Type: Concurrent Session
 
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2:15 pm   Transition Time  
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2:30 pm   School Counselor Panel
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School Counselor Panel

This panel will discuss the role of today’s school counselor, which has evolved over the past two decades, and the innovative ways school counselors are ensuring students are equipped with information about all post-secondary opportunities, including expanding their awareness and familiarity about jobs in cybersecurity and other STEM related fields . Representatives from a public education career center, a school district, higher education and the American School Counselor Association will share best practices and examples that highlight how career development is fundamental to student success.

By:
Cassie Poncelow (CO) - School Counselor at Poudre High School, Jennifer Curry (LA) - Professor of School Counseling at Louisiana State University, Jill Cook (VA) - Assistant Director, American School Counselor Association, Stephanie Lerner (TX) - School Counselor, Owner - School Counselor Stephanie, Tammi Mackeben (TX) - Director of School Counseling for Socorro Independent School District
December 4, 2018, 2:30 pm to 3:15 pm
Hall: Texas Salon D and E Track: Panel Type: Panel
           
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3:15 pm   Closing Remarks & Give-Aways
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Closing Remarks & Give-Aways

By:
Presenter(s) To Be Announced
December 4, 2018, 3:15 pm to 3:30 pm
Hall: Texas Salon D and E Track: General Session Type: General Session
           
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Legend

 Drop In Session Track 5 Promoting Cyber Awareness Track 1 Increasing Cybersecurity Career Awareness Track 3 Integrating Innovative Cybersecurity Educational Approaches
 General Session Track 4 Creating Cybersecurity Academic and Career Pathways Keynote Track 2 Infusing Cybersecurity Across the Educational Portfolio
 Panel Exhibitor Showcase Lightning Talk