Dr. Loyce Pailen will describe our 2nd Annual Author's Corner during lunch.
CISSE's Author's Corner was set-up to showcase the authors in our membership. It is our hope that sharing what some of our membership have accomplished over the year will inspire continued resource sharing, research and innovation in cybersecurity education.
Each of the Author's books showcased will be raffled off at the Townhall meeting at the end of the conference on Wednesday.
Loyce Best Pailen
Dr. Loyce Best Pailen has more than 35 years of experience in information technology, having worked in cybersecurity, software development, project management, telecommunications, risk management, and network and systems security and administration. Currently she is a collegiate professor at the University of Maryland University College (UMUC) teaching cybersecurity policy and technology courses. She is also the Director for the Center for Security Studies at UMUC overseeing the university's DHS/CAE activities and PI for several grants. She has held director-level information technology positions at the Washington Post, Graham Holdings, UMUC, and Computer Sciences Corporation (contracting for the U.S. Department of Defense - Defense Cyber Investigations Training Academy). Pailen has also provided project leadership for instructional design and subject-matter expertise for the development of major graduate, undergraduate, and community college cybersecurity curriculum development projects. Pailen is the author of a fun and enlightening series of children's books regarding cybersecurity, use of emerging technology and safety in the digital environment.
Pailen is a member of the Executive Board of the ISC2-NCR Chapter and the Technical Working Group of FISSEA at NIST. She is a member of the Maryland State Department of Education - K-12 Computer Science Standards Design Team. With CISSE, Pailen served on the 2017 and 2018 CISSE Colloquium planning committee and she has served as a Colloquium paper reviewer for several years (between 2008-2011). She has attended several CISSE events dating back to the memorable Colloquium at West Point in 2004. Pailen wholeheartedly volunteers, both professionally and personally, to support cybersecurity educational efforts, and community events related to students, faculty, youth, and senior cybersecurity awareness. Pailen is a member of the Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society Chapter at University of Maryland University College 2017.