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  • 25th Colloquium
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    October 4th to 6th, 2021

    Challenges in Teaching Cybersecurity
    Ethics, Legal Issues, Adversary Behavior, Risk Management, Pedagogy, Governance

    Nashville, Tennessee

    The Colloquium

    25th Colloquium

    Registration is through our membership portal. As a hybrid event, options to register for in-person or online tracks are presented. If you have previously attended or held prior membership, but are unable to confirm your email address, please contact our team at events@thecolloquium.org to assist.

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    In-person & On-line


    The 2021 conference of the Colloquium on Information Systems Security Education (CISSE) celebrates its 25th year as the senior and premier conference on Cybersecurity Education. The conference will be held in Nashville, TN, October 4th to 6h, 2021. Participating in the Colloquium are representatives from education, industry, and government with an interest in conducting productive conversations, present new ideas, and improve the content and curricula for cybersecurity teaching.

    Interested parties are invited to submit papers and posters, propose round tables, and submit relevant proposals for consideration of the Colloquium.

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    As a 501(c)(3), CISSE relies on member support. If you value our mission of service, please consider making a donation.

    Donate Today

    For questions regarding the event, registration, or open calls, please email events@thecolloquium.org.

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  • Registration


    In-person

    Early Bird
    March 17, 2021 through July 25, 2021

    $525

    Regular
    July 26, 2021 through October 4, 2021

    $625

    Student (Undergraduate)
    March 17, 2021 through October 4, 2021

    $300

    Online

    Early Bird
    March 17, 2021 through July 25, 2021

    $400

    Regular
    July 26, 2021 through October 4, 2021

    $500

    Student (Undergraduate)
    March 17, 2021 through October 4, 2021

    $300

    The Colloquium

    25th Colloquium

    Registration is through our membership portal. As a hybrid event, options to register for in-person or online tracks are presented. If you have previously attended or held prior membership, but are unable to confirm your email address, please contact our team at events@thecolloquium.org to assist.

    Register

    Group Registration

    Interested in bulk registration? Please contact events@thecolloquium.org to arrange for your team and / or organization.


    Refund Policy

    To cancel and request a refund, please contact events@thecolloquium.org.

    • Full refund - cancelled prior to July 25th
    • 50% refund - cancelled prior to September 1st
    • No refund - cancelled on or after September 1st

    At any time, registrations can be transferred or held for the 2022 conference.

    Exceptions to the above policy are made for extenuating circumstances such as military deployment, death in family, or medical emergency. Contact events@thecolloquium.org, if needed.

    For questions regarding the event, registration, or open calls, please email events@thecolloquium.org.

  • Venue / Lodging


    Leave time to explore the sights at downtown Nashville. The recently renovated Sheraton Grand Nashville Downtown offers an elevated retreat in elegantly redesigned guest rooms including amenities like an indoor pool, fitness center and onsite dining.

    The Colloquium
    Conference Hotel

    Sheraton Grand Nashville Downtown

    623 Union Street Nashville, Tennessee 37219

    $209 per night

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  • Call for Papers


    To be considered for presentation at the 2021 CISSE Conference, please submit an original, unpublished paper in the field of Cybersecurity Education by July 23, 2021 for one of the following themes.

    Deadline: July 23, 2021 (extended)

    Template: IEEE Manuscript Templates

    Submit: Easy Chair (25thCISSE)

    Challenges in Teaching Cybersecurity

    Ethics

    As cybersecurity underpins many aspects of our digital society, cyber ethics education becomes a key resource students will use as they navigate their careers and make professional decisions. Forwarding the field by developing this aspect of the discipline is critical on many levels.

    Legal Issues

    Incorporating the legal aspects broadly in cybersecurity curriculum and providing courses with deeper focus on this topic has become more significant with the increased threats both external and internal that organizations face. All graduates face these issues as part of the challenges of their career, and will need significant preparation to engage with executive and inter-organization decision-makers.

    Adversary Behavior

    Helping students develop an understanding of the adversary sets cybersecurity apart from most technological disciplines. From robust coding and application architecture, to budgetary choices and policy decisions, considering adversarial behavior can help graduates mitigate risk across a range of scales and within a variety of roles in their careers.

    Risk Management

    With risk management as a fundamental discipline of the cybersecurity professional, graduates need a range of decision-making tools to prioritize, establish urgency, allocate budget, and make day to day technical decisions. Ensuring that academia is developing and providing robust conceptual frameworks for this work will help them create more stable environments and organizations.

    Pedagogy

    As cognitive sciences and the ability to create adaptive technical learning environments develop, cybersecurity programs have opportunities for enhancing, accelerating, and enriching the learning experience. Creating more engaging experiences, increasing retention rates, enhancing clarity of complex topics, and providing experiences that better simulate the expected workplace can be part of what transforms the discipline of cybersecurity and information assurance education.

    Governance

    With the expectations that the cybersecurity graduates from our programs will become leaders, conveying an understanding of cybersecurity, information, and technology governance. This provides them with the vision to adapt the policies of the organizations they work in response to legislation, standards, technological innovation, and a changing threat landscape.

    Papers should present a well-formed and capably written idea, which advances the field of cybersecurity, and which is adequately contextualized and sufficiently supported by the literature. The implications for general application should be clear as well as their advantage and importance to the at-large purposes of the field. Conclusions should be supported by analytic means, either empirical or subjectively derived through commonly accepted methods. Graphic, or tabular support is encouraged.

    Selected papers will also be published in our annual Journal. Papers that have been presented at the 2021 Colloquium will also be considered for further development and publication.

    Student Papers

    Student papers may fit into one of the above themes, or a related area of Cybersecurity. Students must be enrolled in a degree seeking program. One student will be chosen as the "Erich Spengler Student Paper of the Year" and receive free registration, 3 nights at the hotel and a travel stipend of $500 (winner to be notified by late August).

    Paper Submission Guidelines

    Please use the IEEE Manuscript Templates for your submission and note the word count range of 3,000 to 4,000. Include sufficient references that reflect sufficient consideration of the literature with a no-more-than 250-word abstract. Be sure that all photos, graphs, and illustrations have a print resolution of no less than 300 dpi. All initial submissions should be anonymized.

    Please send any questions regarding paper submissions to paperchair@thecolloquium.org. For questions regarding the event, registration, or open calls, please email events@thecolloquium.org.

  • Call for Posters


    Submission Guidelines

    Students and Researchers are invited to submit a short abstract request for the poster sessions. Posters should cover the followings themes, or related areas within Cybersecurity.

    Poster submissions are due no later than July 15, 2021 to poster@thecolloquium.org. Please reference "CISSE 2021 Poster" in the subject line and indicate if a student submission.

    Challenges in Teaching Cybersecurity

    Ethics

    As cybersecurity underpins many aspects of our digital society, cyber ethics education becomes a key resource students will use as they navigate their careers and make professional decisions. Forwarding the field by developing this aspect of the discipline is critical on many levels.

    Legal Issues

    Incorporating the legal aspects broadly in cybersecurity curriculum and providing courses with deeper focus on this topic has become more significant with the increased threats both external and internal that organizations face. All graduates face these issues as part of the challenges of their career, and will need significant preparation to engage with executive and inter-organization decision-makers.

    Adversary Behavior

    Helping students develop an understanding of the adversary sets cybersecurity apart from most technological disciplines. From robust coding and application architecture, to budgetary choices and policy decisions, considering adversarial behavior can help graduates mitigate risk across a range of scales and within a variety of roles in their careers.

    Risk Management

    With risk management as a fundamental discipline of the cybersecurity professional, graduates need a range of decision-making tools to prioritize, establish urgency, allocate budget, and make day to day technical decisions. Ensuring that academia is developing and providing robust conceptual frameworks for this work will help them create more stable environments and organizations.

    Pedagogy

    As cognitive sciences and the ability to create adaptive technical learning environments develop, cybersecurity programs have opportunities for enhancing, accelerating, and enriching the learning experience. Creating more engaging experiences, increasing retention rates, enhancing clarity of complex topics, and providing experiences that better simulate the expected workplace can be part of what transforms the discipline of cybersecurity and information assurance education.

    Governance

    With the expectations that the cybersecurity graduates from our programs will become leaders, conveying an understanding of cybersecurity, information, and technology governance. This provides them with the vision to adapt the policies of the organizations they work in response to legislation, standards, technological innovation, and a changing threat landscape.

    Poster sessions are non-commercial presentations of topics of interest to the community. The goal of the poster session is to stimulate conversations in the community. Posters present an opportunity to contribute to the conversation without the full process of formal review and the topic and time constraints of formal papers and conference sessions. Poster presenters are encouraged to provide previews of works in progress, new concepts for consideration, and classroom techniques.

    Awards will be presented for Best Poster, Best Poster Runner Up, Best Student Poster, Best Student Poster Runner Up.

    For questions regarding the event, registration, or open calls, please email events@thecolloquium.org.

  • Call for Participation


    Interested parties are invited to submit papers and posters, propose round tables, and submit relevant proposals for consideration of the Colloquium.

    Sessions and Presentations

    Submit proposals no later than June 30, 2021 to presentation@thecolloquium.org.

    Participants may present proposals for sessions and presentations covering areas in the context of the Colloquium theme, or other appropriate material. The proposals will be considered based on their relevance and appeal.

    Proposals should be 1-2 paragraphs in length. Include the desired time period (15 – 50 minutes).

    Challenges in Teaching Cybersecurity

    Ethics, Legal Issues, Adversary Behavior, Risk Management, Pedagogy, Governance, etc.

    Ethics

    As cybersecurity underpins many aspects of our digital society, cyber ethics education becomes a key resource students will use as they navigate their careers and make professional decisions. Forwarding the field by developing this aspect of the discipline is critical on many levels.

    Legal Issues

    Incorporating the legal aspects broadly in cybersecurity curriculum and providing courses with deeper focus on this topic has become more significant with the increased threats both external and internal that organizations face. All graduates face these issues as part of the challenges of their career, and will need significant preparation to engage with executive and inter-organization decision-makers.

    Adversary Behavior

    Helping students develop an understanding of the adversary sets cybersecurity apart from most technological disciplines. From robust coding and application architecture, to budgetary choices and policy decisions, considering adversarial behavior can help graduates mitigate risk across a range of scales and within a variety of roles in their careers.

    Risk Management

    With risk management as a fundamental discipline of the cybersecurity professional, graduates need a range of decision-making tools to prioritize, establish urgency, allocate budget, and make day to day technical decisions. Ensuring that academia is developing and providing robust conceptual frameworks for this work will help them create more stable environments and organizations.

    Pedagogy

    As cognitive sciences and the ability to create adaptive technical learning environments develop, cybersecurity programs have opportunities for enhancing, accelerating, and enriching the learning experience. Creating more engaging experiences, increasing retention rates, enhancing clarity of complex topics, and providing experiences that better simulate the expected workplace can be part of what transforms the discipline of cybersecurity and information assurance education.

    Governance

    With the expectations that the cybersecurity graduates from our programs will become leaders, conveying an understanding of cybersecurity, information, and technology governance. This provides them with the vision to adapt the policies of the organizations they work in response to legislation, standards, technological innovation, and a changing threat landscape.

    Panels

    Please submit proposals no later than June 30, 2021 to panel@thecolloquium.org.

    Panels give the audience the opportunity to hear the perspective of multiple people about a topic or area of interest with a special focus. Proposals for panels should be 1-2 paragraphs in length and include a list of prospective panelists.

    Note: in the interest of exposing members to a variety of viewpoints, the Colloquium will limit the number of appearances of any panelist.

    Workshops and Roundtables

    Participants wishing to propose a workshop or round table in the context of the Colloquium theme may submit a proposal no later than June 30, 2021 to roundtable@thecolloquium.org.

    Master Class Panels and Curriculum Walk-throughs

    Please submit submissions no later than June 30, 2021 to walkthrough@thecolloquium.org. Please reference "CISSE 2021 Panel" or "Walk-through" in the subject line.

    Master Class Panels

    Master Classes are a panel of instructors who have experience teaching a course in a particular topic where they have brought an innovative approach to their teaching. The panel will discuss and compare approaches including evaluations and observations.

    Course Walk-through

    A Course Walk-through is a quick (<20 min) walk through of the course Syllabus, including the description, outcomes, major topics, assessments/assignments, materials used, typical course approach, and intended student audience. The goal is to give new instructors ideas about how courses may be constructed and allow experienced instructors to compare to their own efforts.

    Program Walk-through

    A Program Walk-through is a quick (<30 min) review of a program’s curriculum and flow, it includes an overview of the outcomes, the students, the courses, and special features. It includes a brief discussion of the reasoning behind the program choices.

    Instructors interested in participating in Master Class Panels or Curriculum Walk-throughs should submit their interest including:

    • The course type (basic, elective, focus area)
    • Course level (lower / upper division, Graduate)
    • Course title and course syllabus which can be shared (may have redactions)

    For programs:

    • The level (AB / AS, BA / BS, Minor, Certificate, Graduate)
    • The program focus
    • A course List or similar document to be shared

    Walk-throughs are not pitches for commercial courses, books, or courses mainly following a standardized curriculum.

    Requests

    In the event there is a specific topic, event, or item you are interested in, but do not want to directly present or participate, feel free to submit a recommendation to walkthrough@thecolloquium.org.

    For questions regarding the event, registration, or open calls, please email events@thecolloquium.org.

  • Call for Volunteers


    We are looking for Volunteers for the 25th Colloquium, to be held 4-6 October 2021 in Nashville and on-line. Volunteers are needed for the Planning Committee, Paper Reviewers, and on-site at the Colloquium.

    Planning Committee

    • Program Chair(s) - Erik Fretheim & Denise Kinsey
      Organize and Coordinate the overall Colloquium.

    • Content Areas
      • Paper / Proceedings Chair – Erik Moore
        Manage the call, submission, review, presentation, and publishing of papers.

      • Poster Chair
        Manage the call, submission, review, and presentation of posters. Manage selection of awards.

      • Presentations and Panels
        Works to recruit and plan presentations and panels along with the Program Chairs. Ensures presenters and panelists are where they should be to conduct their sessions, has volunteers assigned to open and end sessions and provide visual timing ques if speakers / panels are running long.

      • Classes, Courses, and Programs
        Manage the call, submission and presentations of Master Courses, and Walk-throughs. Manage the flow of presentations at the event.

      • Workshops Chair
        Organizes workshops immediately before and after the Colloquium.

    • Operational Areas
      • Streaming Chair
        Organize and manage the streaming of the Colloquium to on-line attendees. Coordinates A/V needs with streaming needs.

      • Sponsors
        Works with sponsors / exhibitors to recruit and meet needs during the conference.

      • Publicity / Marketing Chair
        Publicize the Colloquium.

    The planning committee will meet monthly beginning in March.

    Those interested in joining this committee, please email confchair@thecolloquium.org and indicate the specific position(s) that you are interested in.

    In Venue Volunteers

    • Check in / Registration

    • Session Hosts

    • On-line Moderators

    • Camera operators

    • Messengers

    • Facilities Coordinator

    There will be coordinating meetings for "In Venue" volunteers in the month before the Colloquium.

    Those interested in volunteering, please email confchair@thecolloquium.org and indicate the specific position(s) that you are interested in.

    Paper Committee

    • Program Chair - Erik Moore
      Read, assess, and review papers submitted to the Colloquium and assist the Papers Chair as needed.

    There is always a need for a number of paper reviews to cover the papers submitted.

    If you are interested in becoming a reviewer, please email paperchair@thecolloquium.org.

  • Sponsorship Opportunities


    Marquee sponsors cover the costs of events at the Colloquium which would not otherwise be included without their sponsorship. In recognition of their sponsorship the events are accompanied by a banner or posters (appropriate to the event) announcing the sponsorship, as well as other items included at the underlying base level.

    Marquee Sponsors

    18K
    On-line Sponsor
    • Base level Platinum
    • Inclusion of logo in backgrounds, etc. during on-line sessions
    4K
    6K
    Receptions Sponsors - 4K Sunday, 6K Monday
    • Sunday base level Bronze, Monday base level Gold.
    3.5K
    Coffee Break Sponsors
    • Base level Bronze

    Application

    For sponsorship consideration, please submit the following form. Please note that any opportunity can be co-sponsored.

    Refund Policy

    To cancel and request a refund, please contact events@thecolloquium.org. At any time, sponsorships can be transferred or held for the 2022 conference.

    • Full refund - cancelled prior to May 13th
    • 50% refund - cancelled prior to August 3rd
    • No refund - cancelled on or after August 3rd

    Sponsorship logos and links will be removed from all documents, websites and apps when a cancellation is requested.

    Premiere Sponsors

    10K
    Platinum Sponsorship
    • Logo and name on conference web site (1 yr.)
    • Plenary sponsor spotlight
    • Nominate a speaker
    • Attendee list
    • Logo and name in conference program and website
    • Your materials in the welcome packet
    • Industry or Academic Platinum Membership (1 yr.)
    • Exhibition opportunity (table provided)
    • 4 full access conference registrations
    5K
    Gold Sponsorship
    • Logo and name on conference web site (1 yr.)
    • Sponsor spotlight
    • Attendee list
    • Logo and name in conference program and website
    • Your materials in the welcome packet
    • Industry or Academic Platinum Membership (1 yr.)
    • Exhibition opportunity (table provided)
    • 2 full access conference registrations
    3K
    Bronze Sponsorship
    • Logo and name on conference web site (1 yr.)
    • Attendee list
    • Recognition to members
    • Logo and name in conference program
    • Industry or Academic Platinum Membership (1 yr.)
    • Exhibition opportunity (table provided)
    • 1 full access conference registrations

    Sponsors

    2K
    Supporter Sponsorship
    • Logo and name on conference web site (1 yr.)
    • Recognition to members
    • Exhibition opportunity (table provided)
    • 1 full access conference registration
    1K

    Available to Government agencies, 501c (3) nonprofits or Academic institutions only

    • Logo and name on conference web site (1 yr.)
    • Exhibition opportunity (table provided)
    • Industry or Academic Bronze Membership (1 yr.)

    Exhibitors

    $1500
    • Website and portal click-through logo (1 yr.)
    • Industry or Academic Gold Membership (1 yr.)
    • Exhibition opportunity (table provided)
    • 1 full access conference registration
    $750
    • Industry or Academic Bronze Membership (1 yr.)
    • Exhibition opportunity (table provided)
    $500

    Available to Government agencies, 501c (3) nonprofits or Academic institutions only

    • Exhibition opportunity and / or 2 posters / signs
      No conference access at this level

    As a 501(c)(3), CISSE relies on member support. If you value our mission of service, please consider making a donation.

    Donate Today

    For questions regarding the event, registration, or open calls, please email events@thecolloquium.org.

  • Member Supported


    For more than twenty-five years, the Colloquium for Information Systems Security Education (CISSE) has been the primary forum in which the members of the academic field of cybersecurity have gathered to present and discuss emerging ideas.

    As we embark in new modes of outreach, we kindly ask for your support to seed new programs to further our earnest mission to further the development of cybersecurity education.

    As a 501(c)(3), CISSE relies on member support. If you value our mission of service, please consider making a donation.

    Donate Today

The Colloquium recognizes that the protection of information and infrastructures that are used to create, store, process, and communicate information is vital to business continuity and security. The Colloquium's goal is to work together to define current and emerging requirements for information assurance education and to influence and encourage the development and expansion of information assurance curricula, especially at the graduate and undergraduate levels.

As a 501(c)(3), CISSE relies on member support. If you value our mission of service, please consider making a donation.

Donate Today

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