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22nd Colloquium

CyBOK: Developing and Using a Guide to the Body of Knowledge in Cyber Security

  • Concluded
  • June 11, 2018
  • 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
  • Pelican II

We continue the discussion with the UK National Cyber Security Centre sponsored, Body of Knowledge in Cyber Security (CyBOK).

A nine-month scoping phase was undertaken through 2017, with extensive engagement of the community, and now the project is actively developing descriptions of nineteen Knowledge Areas, with international subject experts forming the group of authors and reviewers. Each Knowledge Area will also be open to public review. This presentation will describe the process so far, and the Knowledge Areas being defined, as well as soliciting input for a later phase of the project when Learning Pathways based on the CyBOK will be defined.

Daniel Ragsdale

Daniel Ragsdale is Director of Texas A&M Cybersecurity Center (TAMC2) and a Professor of Practice in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering. In his Directors role, Dr. Ragsdale is responsible to coordinate and facilitate cybersecurity research and educational activities across the 11 Universities and seven state agencies that comprise the Texas A&M University System. As a former Army Colonel he provided leadership, over the course of a 30-year career, in a wide array of educational, research and development, and operational organizations.

During his Army service, Dr. Ragsdale served in a variety of teaching and research roles, culminating with his service as Vice Dean for Education, the Principal Deputy to West Point's Chief Academic Officer. After his Army retirement, Dr. Ragsdale served as a Program Manager at the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) where he led a broad portfolio of research programs that addressed research topics ranging from cybersecurity to psychology to education.

The focus of Dr. Ragsdales current research is on cybersecurity education and cybersecurity of cyber-physical systems. He has co-authored nearly 50 technical papers that have appeared in peer-reviewed journals and major conference proceedings.

He is a recipient of the Colloquium for Information System Security Education (CISSE) Founder's Medal, the International Federation for Information Processing (IFIP) Outstanding Service Award, the Federal Information Systems Security Education Association Educator of the Year Award, and the US Military Academy Apgar Award for Excellence in Teaching.

Andrew Martin

Prof. Andrew Martin undertakes research and teaching in the area of Systems Security, in the University of Oxford. He was instrumental in setting up the University's Cyber Security Network and helps to lead it, heading Oxford's EPSRC/GCHQ-recognised Academic Centre of Excellence in Cyber Security Research. He directs the Centre for Doctoral Training in Cyber Security, which admits 16 students each year for inter-disciplinary education and research.

His recent research focus has been on the technologies of Trusted Computing, exploring how they can be applied in large-scale distributed systems, particularly cloud computing, mobile devices, and the internet of things. He has published extensively in this area, hosting several related international events in Oxford and speaking on the subject all over the world.

Andrew wrote a doctoral thesis on the subject 'Machine-Assisted Theorem Proving for Software Engineering', in the early 1990s. He then worked as a Research Fellow in the Software Verification Research Centre at the University of Queensland, Australia. Returning to the UK, he was briefly a lecturer at the University of Southampton, before returning to Oxford to take up his present post in 1999. Dr Martin is a fellow of Kellogg College, Oxford, and a Trustee of Bletchley Park.

He is presently the supervisor for seven doctoral students and holds several research grants.

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