Cyberattacks on information systems are often aggressive and very sophisticated. Successful attacks not only result in serious damage to the industry but also threaten to the national security.
To address the growing gap between education and the need by the industry and government, the presenters are developing a tool, under a grant from the National Security Agency (NSA), using artificial intelligence and visual mapping for rapid cybersecurity curriculum and training developments following the NICE framework.
By attending this session, attendees will gain knowledge of innovative approaches in developing cybersecurity curriculum, working with industry partners, and designing innovative cybersecurity programs.
Attendees will also have the opportunity to learn how to use a novel visual mapping technology the presenters recently developed in speeding up cybersecurity training and curriculum development, how to incorporate the case studies into their own cybersecurity training, and a success story of establishing a pipeline for students to study cybersecurity, to participate summer internships, and ultimately to work for those companies.
Paul Wang is a professor and a TSYS Endowed Chair in Cybersecurity at CSU. He was a professor and director of Center for Security Studies at UMUC with more than 3,000 students in cybersecurity. Paul was previously Chief Information and Technology Officer (CIO/CTO) of the National Biomedical Research Foundation (NBRF). He has been a consultant to many companies over the years, and serves on multiple boards and government and private sector technology committees. Paul was directly involved in drafting of the National Initiatives of Cybersecurity Education (NICE) framework. His research areas are secure architecture, IoT/CPS, cryptography and video indexing.
In addition to books, referred publications, conference speakers and numeral grant activities including a recent grant from NSA, Paul has four patents; three of them have been licensed to the industry. Paul Wang received his Ph.D. under Dr. Robert Ledley, the inventor of body CT scanner in 2004.
Wayne Summers received his Ph.D. in Mathematical Sciences at St. Louis University. Dr. Summers has been teaching computer science for over thirty-five years and cybersecurity for thirty years, having taught on four different continents. Dr. Summers has been the Distinguished Department Chairperson and Professor of Computer Science at Columbus State University since 2002. He has conducted many workshops for faculty on computer networking and security under the auspices of the NSF and the NSA's Center of Academic Excellence. Dr. Summers is the author of the book Computer Viruses What They Are and How to Prevent Them.
Shamim Khan earned his Ph.D. in Computation from the University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology (UMIST), UK. He is currently a Professor at the TSYS School of Computer Science at Columbus State University, Georgia. Apart from computer vision, his current research interests include the application of artificial intelligence techniques for knowledge representation and decision support and science education - particularly, in the field of cybersecurity. He has more than thirty-five publications in refereed journals and conference proceedings.
Rania Hodhod is the Assistant Chair of TSYS School of Computer Science, Columbus State University (CSU). Rania teaches and supervises undergraduate and graduate students. Rania's research interests span a range of areas, such as artificial intelligence, expert systems, serious games, interactive narrative and computational creativity. Rania has published over 40-refereed articles and a book chapter in these areas. Her current research work is supported by the National Science Association (NSA). Rania earned a PhD degree from University of York, UK.