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May 16, 2017

Researchers Developing a Cyber Security Education Curriculum

Dr. Douglas Reeves, professor of computer science, and Dr. Jason King, teaching assistant professor of computer science in the NC State Computer Science Department, have been awarded $234,839 by the National Security Agency to support their research proposal entitled “An Innovative Curriculum for Cyber Security Education.”
The award will run from April 3, 2017 to April 2, 2018. 
Abstract – NC State will develop, document, and deliver course materials for institutions wishing to educate and prepare Cybersecurity graduates to meet the workforce needs of the Federal government and industry, in support of the Cybersecurity National Action Plan. This curriculum addresses key elements of the identified knowledge, skill, and ability areas. Individual courses will be modularized and packaged for use by others, including syllabi, teaching materials, readings, and fully documented, hands-on student exercises. A course roadmap will be presented, along with a means for prospective students to self-assess their needs. An educator's workshop will be organized to train teachers in the use of these materials.
For more information on Dr. Reeves, click here.
For more information on Dr. King, click here.

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