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25th Colloquium - Call for Posters

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 program will be a virtual / online conference from October 4th to 6th, 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.

Poster submissions closed on July 30th, the following remains for reference only.

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 30, 2021 (extended) to Please reference "CISSE 2021 Poster" in the subject line and indicate if a student submission.

Challenges in Teaching Cybersecurity


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.


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.


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

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