New Approaches to Cybersecurity Education (NACE) Workshop

The NACE Workshop


We will be convening a 1.5 day workshop on June 9 & 10 in New Orleans, before the CISSE Annual Colloquium. The workshop will be conducted as a set of brain-storming and planning exercises, both in small groups and as a whole. These will be derived from attendee-generated idea papers and some other sources.

A final report on the workshop will be produced later in the year by the steering committee, which we plan to share with Federal funding agencies -- including NSF, DHS, and NIST -- and concerned parties in industry and academia. We anticipate that workshop attendees and members of the community will help to publicize key conclusions from the workshop. All attendees will be credited in the final report, and their finalized idea papers included.

80 idea papers were submitted by people interested in attending the workshop; 30 people have been invited based on those papers. Attendees are expected to read -- before the workshop -- a set of idea papers written by other attendees, alternates, and a few others that the program committee found particularly interesting. (See below) After the workshop, attendees are expected to revise their idea papers for inclusion in the final report.

Agenda and Logistics


The workshop will convene at 1pm on Saturday, June 9 and conclude by 5pm on Sunday June 10. There will be a working dinner on 9th and lunch on the 10th. A tentative agenda will be posted soon.


Invited attendees should make their own travel reservations, to arrive by Saturday June 9 at 1pm. The workshop will end at 5pm on Sunday, June 10. Domestic, economy airfare (train/bus) is all that will be reimbursed.

There is no registration fee for the NACE workshop for invited attendees. Acceptance at the workshop does not provide registration for the CISSE event — attendees need to register for that conference on their own if they wish to attend.

The workshop will be held in the Intercontinental Hotel in New Orleans — the conference hotel for the CISSE. Attendees should make their own lodging reservations using the CISSE conference hotel and special rate. See the CISSE Annual Colloquium for details.

The workshop will include dinner on Saturday and lunch on Sunday. Depending on final registration, we may also provide breakfast on Sunday. (Updates will be posted here.)


We will provide reimbursement in one of two ways:

  • Participants in the workshop who stay for the full workshop and then update their idea pieces for the final report will receive a stipend (approximately $1100) that is meant to cover transportation, lodging, and other expenses of the attendee. (If any attendee's domestic, economy travel expenses and lodging exceed this amount, the stipend will be adjusted accordingly; receipts will be required.)
  • Participants who choose to not update their idea pieces, or who miss a significant portion of the workshop, will receive direct reimbursement of travel expenses based on receipts.

Regular NSF travel conditions apply. Government employees and contractors who need to reimburse the workshop for meals will be given information to do so.

Reimbursement forms will be provided at the workshop. Completing a W-2 will be required. Reimbursement should occur within 6 weeks of submitting the final idea piece/receipts.


Participants are required to read the following idea pieces ahead of the workshop, to provide a quick start and common basis for our conversations.

Idea Pieces by applicants and attendees

Each applicant was asked to submit an idea piece addressing workshop themes. The pieces from invited attendees below are included. Also include are a few pieces from applicants who were not invited (lack of space), but which the steering committee thought were interesting and should be read by attendees. Items by attendees are indicated by a a mark.

(If you wish to download all the idea pieces+the executive summary of the commission report, it is available in a combined PDF of 4.9Mb. Don't be daunted by the page count -- there is lots of empty space and you can skip the bios and cover letters.)

Pieces ordered by (first) author name:

Abhilasha Bhargav-Spantzel and David Bills, Intel Corporationa
Broadening And Diversifying The Reach Of Cybersecurity Education
Matt Bishop, UC Davis a
A Constructive Build-the-Flag Contest
Jane Blanken-Webb, University of Illinois a
Cybersecurity Ethics Education: On “Future-Proofing” the Education We Provide
Scott Borg, US Cyber Consequences Unit a
Seven Overlapping Theses On Cyber-Security Education
Chris Bronk and Wm. Arthur Conklin, University of Houston a
Making Socio-Technical Cybersecurity a Part of Educational Preparation
Susan Campbell and Petra Bradley, University of Maryland a
Cybersecurity automation and security
Agnes Chan, Northeastern University a
A new approach for Bachelor degree in Cybersecurity
Hsia-Ching Chang, University of North Texas a
Extending Existing Stop-Think-Connect Model to a Complementary Education Model for the Public: Learn-Think-Change
Balakrishnan Dasarathy, UMD University College
Resources to Meet Cybersecurity Education Demands
Paula deWitte, Texas A&M University a
The Future of Security and Privacy Education: Incorporating Cybersecurity Law and Policy into Cybersecurity Curricula
Michael Dunn, USAF a
The Role of Extracurricular Activities in Cybersecurity Education
Marc Dupuis, University of Washington Bothell a
Co-Op Light: Developing a Cyber Security Workforce through Academia-Industry Partnerships
Michelle Duquette, Battelle Memorial Institute a
Idea Submission
Christine Fossaceca, MIT Lincoln Laboratory a
Proposed College Curriculum Changes for Producing Secure Developers
Simson L. Garfinkel, unaffiliated
Improve Cybersecurity Education by Bringing Secure Coding to CS1
Ashley Greeley, Harrison High School (IN) a
Integrating Cybersecurity into the K-12 Classroom
Drew Hamilton, Mississippi State University
Meeting the Cyber Security Workforce Demand
Seth Hamman, Cedarville University
Cybersecurity for All CS
Shelly Heller, Lance Hoffman and Costis Toregas, George Washington University a
Preparing CyberSecurity Experts as Adjunct Faculty to Teach at the Post Secondary Level
Mun-Wai Hon
Cynthia Irvine, Naval Postgraduate School a
Cybersecurity Education for Children of the Information Age
Joni Jones, University of South Florida
Educate the Educators to Equip the Next Generation
Char Sample and Connie Justice, IUPUI a
Suggestions for Addressing the Changing Needs of the Cyber Security Workforce
Sidd Kaza, Towson University a
A Cyber Security Library – The need, the distinctions, and some open questions
Rana Khalil
New Approaches to Cybersecurity Education: CTF 101 Elective
Mohammad Taha Khan, Chris Kanich and Cynthia Taylor, University of Illinois at Chicago a
Integrating Ethics in Cybersecurity Education
Denise Kinsey, University of Houston
Proposal paper in support of ‘shared’ cybersecurity special topics course
Proposal paper in support of uniquely crafted externships/course projects
Jeff Kosseff, US Naval Academy
Cybersecurity Law for Undergraduates
Nancy Mead, CMUa
Cybersecurity Education and Competency Challenges
Randal Milch and Nasir Memon, NYU a
Interdisciplinary Cyber Security Education
Lauren Neely, University of Houston a
The Revival Of The Apprenticeship: A New Approach To Cybersecurity Education
Amos Olagunju, St. Cloud State University
Futuristic Cybersecurity Education And Workforce Development Initiatives
Stephen R. Orr IV, US Naval Academy a
Allen Parrish, Mississippi State Universitya
Cybersecurity As A Standalone Baccalaureate Degree: Issues And Challenges
Meg Ray, Cornell Tech & Tim Winston, Coalfire Systems a
Onramp To Cybersecurity Labor Pipeline Through K12 Classroom Education
Eugene Rooney, University of New Mexico a
What Are Some Good Ways To “Future-Proof” The Education We Provide?
Julie Rursch, Iowa State University a
The Post-Millennials Have Arrived!
Stephanie Siteman, Facebook a
Investing in the Future of the Cybersecurity Workforce
Blair Taylor, Towson University a
The Need For A National Cyber Academy: The United States Cybersecurity Academy
Luis Vicente, Polytechnic University of Puerto Rico
David Voorhees, Le Moyne College
Two Ideas, One Paper
Grant Wagner and Steve LaFountain, NSA a
Junior Cyber Corps
Encouraging Primary & Secondary School Teachers
Yong Wang, Dakota State University a
Cs4A: A New Approach For Cybersecurity Workforce Development
Tina Williams-Koroma, TCecure LLC a
Yenny Yi, UCLA at Franklin HS (CA) a
CybSec Champions Fellowship

Dinner Speaker

Our dinner speaker will be Prof. Richard A. DeMillo, of Georgia Tech. He was one of the chairs of the Georgia Tech Commission on Creating the Next in Education. Some of their ideas may help inspire some of our own thinking. Dr. DeMillo will brief some of those results, and engage in a Q&A session after dinner on Saturday.

Attendees are expected to have read the executive summary (if not the whole report; follow the links).

Other Background Material

This workshop is supported in part by:

NSF award #1027493