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CISE Activities and Events

With the support of various public and private organizations, the Center conducts activities and events throughout the year. They are:


Summer Cybersecurity Workshop for High School Teachers

As part of a pilot project to create a certification for Cybersecurity Instructors, Kennesaw State University (KSU) will be sponsoring 25 Metro-Atlanta high school teachers with experience in teaching computer-based classes, as part of our Entry Level Certified Cybersecurity Instructors (CCI-E). KSU will covering the costs associated with the instruction and providing meals during the two-day on-site instruction.

The program will consist of an online course (Massive Open Online Course - MOOC) on Cybersecurity and its 10 Domains, and continue with an on-site two day workshop where participants will receive additional cybersecurity and security awareness instruction, including how to create, organize and conduct cybersecurity curriculum. Once selected for the program, participants will be expected to complete the first two modules of the MOOC prior to the on-site workshop and the entire MOOC by the end of the summer in order to receive completion certificates, and reimbursement for MOOC registration. Upon completion of the program, participants will be prepared to discuss and teach introductory cybersecurity and security awareness topics, including hands-on computer laboratory exercises. By the end of the year, participants must submit a self-assessment reflection paper indicating how the instruction has improved their ability to teach cybersecurity topics and planned curriculum in cybersecurity at their institution. Click HERE for more information.


The Information Security Education Journal (ISEJ) A DLINE Publication

ISEJ seeks to collect and publish high-quality research, perspective, and best practice articles on the instructional challenges and innovations associated with Information Security teaching and learning in post-secondary educational settings. Information Security education includes curriculum development and implementation, best practices in the teaching of information security theoretical and practical topics, InfoSec laboratory experiences and exercises, and other related pedagogical topics.

It publishes original and scholarly papers after rigorous peer reviewing. The ISEJ publishes research papers, reports, reviews and book reviews.


The Information Security Curriculum Development Conference

InfoSecCD is one of the first major forums for the presentation of research and pedagogical experience on the issues associated with the development and conduct of Information Security curriculum in higher education in the Southeast.

The mission of the conference is to share novel instructional methods and techniques, pedagogical research findings, curriculum models and methods, and to identify new directions for future research and development work in Information Security education. The conference will provide both a venue to discuss these pedagogical issues, and professional development opportunities, through presentations from industry professionals.

InfoSecCD is held In Cooperation With ACM SIGMIS allowing us to publish the proceedings in the ACM Digital Library. Special thanks to Janice Sipor and SIGMIS for their continuing support. Many papers published at InfoSecCD are invited to submit for publications in the ISEJ.


The Southeast
Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition (SECCDC)

The mission of the Southeast Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition (SECCDC), a regional competition in the National CCDC, is to empower those institutions having an information security curriculum with a controlled, competitive environment which will assess their student's depth of understanding and operational competency in managing the challenges inherent in protecting a businesses’ networks, systems and information.