Since 1996 the Colloquium for Information Systems Security Education (CISSE) has been the voice of academia for advances in cybersecurity education. CISSE was established to provide the single authoritative forum for conducting meaningful dialogue across government, industry, and the academic sectors through agencies involved in protecting our nation’s information and communication assets.
The CAE community meets yearly at our annual CISSE conference to discuss excellence in cybersecurity education. At the conference, top cybersecurity scholars present research that advances cybersecurity education as a discipline and offer new ideas for developing and maturing the next generation of cybersecurity experts.
To ensure the highest academic standards, papers submitted each undergoes a rigorous refereeing process and the best are presented at the Conference. Following the conference, an editorial board selects a subset of the best papers to be included in our Journal.
The publications herein, from our 23rd annual conference, reflect the best possible advances in cybersecurity, cybersecurity education, and related technologies. Graduates’ readiness for the workplace is a major focus that includes recommendations for problem-based and hands-on learning. It is a reminder of our mandate to properly prepare the next generation of cyber defenders.
The carefully selected articles in this issue discuss ways to more effectively improve the quality of cybersecurity education which is, ultimately, a major line of defense for our nation’s networks. It is the goal of The Colloquium to offer academics and researchers this forum for a wide-ranging dialogue on how best to close the cybersecurity talent gap. Sharing research on how to best produce the next generation of cyber defenders, constitutes a critical step in overcoming existing blind spots in our thinking and ensuring that cybersecurity education will continue to evolve as a robust discipline.
Thank you to the colleagues who served as reviewers for this issue: Marc Dupuis, Joe and Pat Tamburelli and the team they recruited. I offer a salute to our outgoing Editorial Board, Marc Dupuis, Johnathan Yerby and William Hugh Murray. Thank you to the incoming editorial board, Dan Likarish, and Denise Kinsey, and Erik Moore who saw the papers through press. With a special thanks to Andrew Belón who provided invaluable support as our Design and Production Editor. Thank you to Vic Maconachy and the Board for your thoughtful and generous guidance and support.
Barbara Endicott-Popovsky, Ph.D., Professor
Editor-in-chief, The Journal of The 23rd Colloquium
The Incoming Editorial Board of The Journal of The Colloquium
As the incoming editorial board, please allow us to recognize the outstanding leadership provided by Dr. Barbara Endicott-Popovsky who retired from the Editor-in-chief post at the Journal in 2019, having advanced its purpose and direction under her oversight. Thank you Barbara for your years dedicated to sharing innovations in cybersecurity education and research. Please know that your colleagues acknowledge and appreciate your work. We look for opportunities to collaborate and envision the future together.
The Incoming Editorial Board: