Cybersecurity Workshop for Teachers

June 23 – 26, 2014

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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 107 (map) + Online Distance Learning (entire workshop can be done via WWW)

When: 830AM-1230PM, June 23, 24, 25, 26, 2014

Fees: Free for Hawaii DoE and private high school teachers from Maui County
(maximum capacity of 10 teachers due to NSF funding  constraints, limit of 1-2 teachers per school)

Teacher Package:

$400 Honorarium

Free curriculum materials and lessons plans on cybersecurity topics

Free subscription to online security training from TestOut SecurityPro

Registration and Information: Email debasisb at hawaii.edu

Moderators: Dr. Debasis Bhattacharya and Dr. Shawon Rahman

Guest Speaker and Industry Mentor: Jeremiah Grossman, CTO of WhiteHat Security

Dates and Topics Covered:

Monday, June 23 – Introduction to Cryptography

Tuesday, June 24 – Cyber Defense

Wednesday, June 25 – Cyber Competition – Day 1 

Thursday, June 26 – Cyber Competition – Day 2

Recommended Certification Exam – TestOut Security Pro (Beta)

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!

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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.