1st Annual Virginia Cybersecurity Education Conference has ended
Welcome! The Virginia Cyber Range is hosting the 1st Annual Virginia Cybersecurity Education Conference at James Madison University in Harrisonburg, VA on August 14-15, 2018. This conference is open to all Virginia high school, college, and university faculty, administrators, and partners. Stay up to date on the conference:  Sign up for our newsletter!

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Attendees and Sponsors: Registration is CLOSED. NOTE: Regrets...We are at MAX CAPACITY; NO on-site registrations will be accepted. 
Registration fees (includes CEU certificate, lunch (Day 1), and breakfast & lunch (Day 2)):
     - VA Educator/State/Federal Government Employee: $50
     - Student: $25
     - Industry/Others: $150
     - Sponsors: Three levels available during registration; see below under Sponsorship Opportunities to review.

Conference Objectives
At the end of the conference, attendees will:
  • Understand the challenges facing educators (K12 through university level) in cybersecurity education
  • Learn innovative and effective ways to teach cybersecurity to students using hands-on learning
  • Learn about various state and national cybersecurity educational resources available to educators
  • Understand the history and services provided by the Virginia Cyber Range
  • Understand the hiring needs and skills required to prepare students to successfully enter the cybersecurity workforce
  • Discover ways to get underrepresented student populations excited about and involved in cybersecurity
  • Examine the dangers associated with social media and technology use and how to effectively teach students to safely operate in cyber

Earning Continuing Education Units (CEU)
All attendees are eligible to earn CEUs for attending the conference, but they must sign in each day at the designated CEU table located near registration.

Sponsorship Opportunities: There are many exciting opportunities for your company or organization to be involved with this conference. There are three sponsor packages (Dean’s List and Honor Roll no longer available. Logos received after 7/24 will not be included in printed materials.) from which to choose. Go to our registration site, create an account and sign in to become a sponsor >> here.

There are four tracks for this year’s conference:
  • Cyber Educational Resources
  • Cyber for K12
  • Cyber Workforce
  • Hot Topics
Check out the Schedule tab below for an initial draft of the conference structure.

Questions? Please send an email to conference@virginiacyberrange.org.
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Wednesday, August 15 • 8:30am - 9:15am
Infusing Cybersecurity in Two-Year Programs: ACM Curriculum Guidelines and Other Efforts

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In early 2018, the Association of Computing Machinery (ACM) endorsed their first curricular volume for Cybersecurity designed for four-year institutions referred to as CSEC2017.  The ACM Committee for Computing Education in Community Colleges (CCECC) has now formed a task force to create a similar cybersecurity curriculum guidance for two-year programs. This ACM CCECC work follows two years of intense computer science curriculum development which resulted in the ACM Computer Science Curricular Guidance for Associate-Degree Transfer Programs with Infused Cybersecurity, known as CSTransfer2017.  

This proposed presentation will
  • review the ACM CSTransfer2017 curricular guidance and its infused cybersecurity,
  • review the current work toward two-year cybersecurity curricular guidance to be known as CSEC2Y,
  • review additional existing work to infuse cybersecurity into computer science programs across the U.S.,
  • review some of the cybersecurity initiatives happening throughout Virginia, such as creation of cyber science programs and additional minors in cybersecurity under computer science degrees, increased number of hackathons, increased focus on secure coding, and
  • offer resources for infusing cybersecurity in computing programs.

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Melissa Stange

Professor of Computer Science, Lord Fairfax Community College
Dr. Melissa Stange is an active member of the Association for Computer Machinery (ACM), Computer Science Teachers Association (CSTA), Women in Technology, National Cybersecurity Student Association, Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), International Dyslexia Association... Read More →
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Dr. Cara Tang

Faculty & Department Chair, Computer Information Systems, Portland Community College
Cara Tang is a faculty member and department chair in the Computer Information Systems department at Portland Community College, and chair of the Association for Computing Machinery Committee on Computing Education in Community Colleges (ACM CCECC). An alumnus of Virginia Tech, Dr... Read More →

Wednesday August 15, 2018 8:30am - 9:15am EDT
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