Cybersecurity for All: A Multi-Tier Approach to Cybersecurity Education, Training and Awareness

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While uptake of new technology among citizens is high, a large portion of the population remains unaware of their exposure to risks from security breaches and cyber abuse in the form of network disruptions, malicious code, criminality and hackings, as well as hardware and software failures. There is an urgent need for the development and implementation of awareness raising campaigns targeted at safe and responsible use of ICT. The demand for cyber security experts in both the public and private sectors is far outpacing the development of the talent pool, making for a hyper competitive labor market. Against ever evolving cyber threats the need to graduate students skilled in the concepts and technologies of cyber security is becoming a critical responsibility of academic institutions in order to help preserve the sovereignty of the US and her allies. Security awareness training is also critical for the future workforce. Roughly two-thirds of security practitioners indicate that their organization does not invest enough in security awareness training. Professionals in the field consider it imperative for academic institutions to increase course development in computer security to make students both knowledgeable and technologically prepared for future challenges in this field. In order for us to address this issue effectively, it is crucial that we (a) provide cybersecurity awareness and expertise among middle school, high school, college teachers, and general public through lectures, seminars, and hands-on experiences, (b) facilitate integration of cybersecurity topics into middle school, high school, and undergraduate curricula, (c) develop a mentoring relationship between participants and instructors at SC State University, and (d) provide the participants access to online cybersecurity laboratory at SC State University for at least a year.
The purpose of this presentation is to discuss on-going activities at SC State University to address these issues.
 
 


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  • South Carolina State University
  • Orangeburg, South Carolina
  • United States
  • Building: Engineering and Computer Science
  • Room Number: 102

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  • Starts 18 September 2018 03:35 PM
  • Ends 28 September 2018 11:00 AM
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Nikunja Swain

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Cybersecurity for All: A Multi-Tier Approach to Cybersecurity Education, Training and Awareness

While uptake of new technology among citizens is high, a large portion of the population remains unaware of their exposure to risks from security breaches and cyber abuse in the form of network disruptions, malicious code, criminality and hackings, as well as hardware and software failures. There is an urgent need for the development and implementation of awareness raising campaigns targeted at safe and responsible use of ICT. The demand for cyber security experts in both the public and private sectors is far outpacing the development of the talent pool, making for a hyper competitive labor market. Against ever evolving cyber threats the need to graduate students skilled in the concepts and technologies of cyber security is becoming a critical responsibility of academic institutions in order to help preserve the sovereignty of the US and her allies. Security awareness training is also critical for the future workforce. Roughly two-thirds of security practitioners indicate that their organization does not invest enough in security awareness training. Professionals in the field consider it imperative for academic institutions to increase course development in computer security to make students both knowledgeable and technologically prepared for future challenges in this field. In order for us to address this issue effectively, it is crucial that we (a) provide cybersecurity awareness and expertise among middle school, high school, college teachers, and general public through lectures, seminars, and hands-on experiences, (b) facilitate integration of cybersecurity topics into middle school, high school, and undergraduate curricula, (c) develop a mentoring relationship between participants and instructors at SC State University, and (d) provide the participants access to online cybersecurity laboratory at SC State University for at least a year.
The purpose of this presentation is to discuss on-going activities at SC State University to address these issues.
 
 

Biography:

Dr. Nikunja Swain, Professor and Chair of Mathematics and Computer Science Department at South Carolina State University, has over thirty years of academic experience in teaching various computer and engineering related graduate and undergraduate courses. He is a registered professional engineer (PE) in South Carolina. Dr. Swain has published several articles (60+) in peer-refereed conferences and journals in the areas of Engineering, Management, and Computer Information Systems, has been a peer reviewer for number of journals and conferences, and is deeply involved in mentoring students in their doctoral dissertations. He is a senior member of IEEE, a professional member of ACM and others, a program evaluator for ABET, and a Faculty Evaluator for American Council on Education conducting Military Course Evaluations. Dr. Swain is the PI for the South Carolina State University component of theConsortium Enabling Cybersecurity Opportunities & Research (CECOR) grant and is deeply involved with the undergraduate program in cybersecurity at SCSU. He enjoys teaching and mentoring young adults to inculcate the values of higher education.
 

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Address:South Carolina State University, , Orangeburg, South Carolina, United States