Cyber MiniCon – 2015: Cybersecurity for Teachers

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Cyber MiniCon – 2015: Cybersecurity for Teachers


Cybersecurity Mini-Conference

Saturday March 7, 2015!

For high school teachers and administrators who want to help their students secure jobs in an emerging industry of cybersecurity — a growing field with the potential for rewarding careers and futures!  Learn about relevant cybersecurity topics and course modules, that you can use to prepare your students for co-curricular competitions, college and high-skilled careers.   

Where: Ka’a’ike Building Room 218 (map)…big glass building on main parking lot

+ Online Distance Learning (WebEx)

When: 830AM-430PM, March 7, 2015

Currently, the following schools and MEDB are registered to attend this workshop.

  1. Baldwin HS (WebEx)
  2. Hana HS 
  3. Kamehameha HS 
  4. Kihei Charter School 
  5. King Kekaulike HS 
  6. Lahainaluna HS
  7. Lanai HS (WebEx)
  8. Maui HS
  9. Maui Prep Academy
  10. Molokai HS
  11. Seabury Hall
  12. St. Anthony Jr-Sr HS
  13. Maui Economic Development Board (MEDB)

Agenda for March 7, 2015:

830-900AM – Introductions

9-945AM – Introduction to Cybersecurity Education and Training at UHMC

1000-1045AM – Introduction to Information Security and Networking

11-1145AM – Breakout Sessions I, II & III

  1. Breakout Session I: Curriculum Development and Extended Learning Opportunities
    (Dr. Bhattacharya) – Room 219
  2. Breakout Session II:  Early College Opportunities – Summer, Fall and Spring Semesters (Dr. Nakama) – Room 210
  3. Breakout Session III: Student Perspective – Learning cybersecurity by doing
    (Mario Canul, KingK grad and Bryan Hieda, Maui HS grad) – Room 218

1200-100PM – Lunch Break

115-200PM – Ethical Hacking: Penetration Testing

215-300PM- Digital Forensics

315-400PM – Hands-on Lab Session

415-430PM- Conclusion – Cybercamps and Next Steps

Student Engagement through Cybercamps starting March 23, 2015

Week long online cybercamps will be held after our March 7 workshop. I will be providing details in our workshop, but here is the timeline. All cybercamps are online, free, open to students and teachers from Maui County. All tools and software are based on open source licenses, free and available for download online.

Cybercamp Timeline and Content (at introductory level)
Week 1 – March 23-27 – Intro to Information Security: Policies and Ethics
Week 2 – March 30 – April 3 – Operating Systems: Windows and Linux
Week 3 – April 6 – April 10 – Networking Basics
Week 4 – April 13 – April 17 – Hardening Defenses
Week 5 – April 20 – April 24 – Cryptography
Week 6 – April 27 – May 1 – Penetration Testing
Week 7 – May 4 – May 8 – Digital Forensics

Instructor: Dr. Debasis Bhattacharya, JD, DBA

View Dr. Debasis Bhattacharya's profile on LinkedIn



Jobs! Jobs! Jobs!
There is a severe shortage of skilled cybersecurity professionals, according to an International Information Systems Security Certification Consortium survey of more than 12,000 information security professionals from around the world. The survey found that 56 percent of respondents said their organizations are short-staffed. Among the study’s notable findings, communication skills was the second most commonly cited factor for success, cited by 91 percent, right behind “a broad understanding of the security field,” and leadership skills were mentioned by 68 percent of respondents. “I think there’s an understanding–not only on the part of professionals in this industry but also on the part of hiring managers–that a really good information security professional not only has the technical knowledge but also has a desire to stay on top of their field and have those broad managerial skills,” says the consortium’s Julie Peeler. Security certifications are viewed as a reliable indicator of competency when hiring, cited by nearly 70 percent. The average annual salary is $101,014 and is 33 percent higher than the average annual salary of those without the certification. The number of security professionals is expected to rise steadily around the globe by more than 11 percent annually over the next five years. View Full Article!


Partial support for this work was provided by the National Science Foundation’s Advanced Technological Education (ATE) program under Award No. 1204904. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation. University of Hawaii Maui College is an equal opportunity/affirmative action institution.