Cybersecurity

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Cybersecurity Education for Women and Minorities: A High School Early Admit Program at the University of Hawaii Maui College

University of Hawai’i Maui College (UHMC) has established a Maui Educational Consortium with local Maui County K-12 schools and community agencies. This Consortium promotes collaboration and partnerships that honor and build community capability to improve student learning and achievement, and work to connect students to a wealth of UHMC learning resources.

A Project Abstract

The University of Hawaii Maui College is investigating how to increase the number of women and minority high school students in cybersecruity. In an early-admit pathway for Grades 11 and 12 students will be prepared for jobs from basic Computer Support Specialist through advanced positions in Information Assurance.

Grounded in economic human capital and signal theories (Baptiste, 2001; Spence, 1973), the study uses cybersecurity as a viable college/career choice for students. The study intends to reveal how to motivate women and minority students in information security professions and their achievement factors. Students engage in cybersecurity education by: (1) using a cyber environment that combines problem- and game-based learning labs; (2) participating in hands-on competitions; and (3) connecting with college/community mentors via promising academic support and social integration strategies.

The intellectual merit is to accelerate cybersecurity e-learning methodologies to understand underrepresented student moviation and achievement factors, and identify areas for improvement to increase their rates and successful matriculation from high school to college. The overall goal is to broaden participation towards diversifying the culture of the workforce to conduct ongoing advanced cybersecurity discovery and understanding of critical issues facing small businesses in Hawaii and other U.S. rural communities.

UH Maui CollegeMaui Ed Consort

Cybersecurity Education Early Admit Course Offerings

STARTING: SPRING SEMESTER 2016 (GRADES 11-12)

Fall Semester

Fall 2016
ICS 101, ICS 169 and ICS 184

Spring Semester

Spring 2016
ICS 101 and ICS 110

Spring 2017
ICS 101, ICS 184 and ICS 171

Summer

Summer 2016
(ICS 101 and ICS 169)

Summer 2017
ICS 101 and ICS 171

ICS 101: Digital Tools for the Information World

Emphasizes production of professional level documents, spreadsheets, presentations, databases, and web pages for problem solving. Includes concepts, terminology, and a contemporary operation system. Meets requirements for UH Manoa and UH Hilo College of Business and UH Manoa Biology program and Botany Department. 3cr., 3hr. lect./lab

ICS 171: Introduction to Computer Security

Prereq: ICS 101 or BUSN 150, or consent. Examines the essentials of computer security, including risk management, the use of encryption, activity monitoring, intrusion detection; and the creation and implementation of security policies and procedures to aid in security administration. 3cr., 3hr. lect.

ICS 169: Introduction to Information Security

Prereq: ICS 101 with grade C or better, or consent.Provides the basic foundation to information security, including identifying threats, planning for business continuity, and preparing for various security attacks. Focus will be given to threats to financial security such as attacks on banking and other relatd financial information. Special emphasis on ethics and legal issues that covers hacking and other cybersecurity techniques and tactics. 3cr., 3hr. lect.

ICS 184: Introduction to Networking

Prereq: ICS 101 with grade C or better, or consent.Provides the student with the knowledge and skills to manage, maintain, troubleshoot, install, operate and configure basic network infrastructure, as well as to describe networking technologies, basic design principles, and adhere to wiring standards and use testing tools. 3cr., 3hr. lect.

  • Highly Recommendation Course – ICS 110: Introduction to Computer Programming

    Prereq: ICS 101 or BUSN 150, either with grade C or better, or consent. Teaches fundamental programming concepts including sequential, selection, and repetition flow; variables and types; syntax; error types; compilation; linking; loading; and debugging. Introductions algorithms, flow charts, UMI, and other analytic tools. Explains and practices problem solving and critical thinking methods. 3cr., 3hr. lect.

  • Participant Support Cost: Student tuition via a stipend will be awarded: 24 students for Year 1; 48 students for Year 2. To enroll in the project, please email Dr. Debra Nakama at debran@hawaii.edu. for the UHMC admissions forms.

Our Work

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ICS 101 – DIGITAL TOOLS FOR THE INFORMATION WORLD

Online class using the Person curriculum – Brandi Bautista, Grade 12 (University of Hawaii Maui College Early Admit Student)

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ICS 110 – INTRODUCTION TO COMPUTER PROGRAMMING

Class using processing language and hands-on learning adapted from Bryn Mawr – Colin Asbill, 12th Grade (University of Hawaii Maui College Early Admit Student)

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ICS 101 -DIGITAL TOOLS FOR THE INFORMATION WORLD

After-school Coaching by Mr. Gima (Maui High School, Instructor) Zoe Whitney, Grade 12 and Jasmine Juan, Grade 12 (University of Hawaii Maui College Early Admit Student)

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ICS 110 – INTRODUCTION TO COMPUTER PROGRAMMING

Class using processing language and hands-on learning adapted from Bryn Mawr – Sydney Dempsey, 11th Grade (University of Hawaii Maui College Early Admit Student)

Kaaike Building Lobby with Students

Cybersecurity Job Opportunities

WOMEN AND MINORITIES – THE NEED FOR WOMEN AND MINORITIES IN CYBERSECURITY
NICCS – National Initiative for Cybersecurity Careers and Studies

CYBERSECURITY CAREERS – EXPLORE A CAREER IN CYBERSECURITY
NICCS – National Initiative for Cybersecurity Careers and Studies

INTELLIGENCE CAREERS
The United States Intelligence Community

WOMEN, MINORITIES SCARCE IN IT SECURITY FIELD
Profession Does Not Mirror Rest of American Workforce

WICYS COMMUNITY RESOURCES
Women in Cyber Security

Synergistic Activities/Products

We believe actions speak louder than words... make the world a safer place.

THE WIZARD OF US – 7th NICE 2016 Conference

7th NICE 2016 Conference Theme – Innovations to Shape the Future Cybersecurity Workforce: Birds of a Feather Session. In this session, we look at a local rural consortium and explore the relationship of collaboration and cybersecurity education to create and nurture a diverse learning community. The session will focus on three themes: context, convening, and design/processes.
View the Conference PDF

NICE NATIONAL K-12 CYBERSECURITY EDUCATION CONFERENCE

The National K-12 Cybersecurity Education Conference brings together educators, curriculum specialists, professionals, researchers, students, non-profit organizations, foundations, government, and industry to address the challenges and opportunities of cybersecurity education in elementary and secondary schools. The event includes workshops, keynote speakers, panel discussions, and exhibits designed to promote cybersecurity career awareness and support academic preparedness of K-12 students.

October 6-7, 2016, Arlington, VA – Conference Presentation by Dr. Debra A. Nakama

Recruitment, Retention & Diversity Presentation PDF

Career & Technical Education (CTE) Presentation PDF

20TH CISSE COLLOQUIUM CONFERENCE

For 20 years The Colloquium for Information Security Education has supported Cyber Security educators, researchers and practitioners in their efforts to improve curricula and foster discussion of emerging trends.

June 13th to 15th, Philadelphia, PA – Conference Presentation by Dr. Debra A. Nakama

Download the presentation PDF

K-12 OUTREACH IN CYBERSECURITY EDUCATION: SUCCESSES AND CHALLENGES

March 31, 2016 – Conference Presentation: Dr. Debra A. Nakama

Download the PDF

View photos from the Women in Cybersecurity Conference!

CYBER DEFENSE BOOT CAMP FOR HIGH SCHOOL TEACHERS AND STUDENTS IN MAUI COUNTY

Dr. Debasis Bhattacharya

JUNE 6-9: UH MAUI COLLEGE

The GenCyber program provides summer cybersecurity camp experiences for students and teachers at the K-12 level. The goals of the program are to help all students understand correct and safe on-line behavior, increase diversity and interest in cybersecurity and careers in the cybersecurity workforce of the Nation, and improve teaching methods for delivering cybersecurity content in K-12 computer science curricula.

The University of Hawaii Maui College is excited to announce the first Gen Cyber boot camp this summer 2016!

This boot camp provides interested high school teachers and students with the opportunity to learn the fundamentals of Cyber Defense and provide them with a complete set of course material (lecture slides, lab projects, and tools) to take to their home institutions.

JUNE 10: HONOLULU COMMUNITY COLLEGE, OAHU
(TRAVEL PAID FOR BY NSA)

Sign up form, if interested – https://gencyber-hi.org/interestform.php (NOTE: Click Track 4 for Maui)

Details
UH Maui GenCyber Page
Hawaii GenCyber Page
NSA GenCyber Page

Contact Us

Early College Admit Cybersecurity Education Support

Debra Nakama
Dr. Debra A. Nakama
University of Hawaiʻi Maui College
Phone: (808) 984-3515
debran@hawaii.edu

Debasis Bhattacharya
Dr. Debasis Bhattacharya
University of Hawaiʻi Maui College
Phone: (808) 984-3619
@UHMCABIT