The Ohio CyberEd Workshop
March 2–3, 2023
Cedarville University, Cedarville, Ohio
The Ohio Cyber Range Institute
The Center for the Advancement of Cybersecurity at Cedarville University
About the Workshop
The purpose of this workshop is to promote and advance undergraduate cybersecurity education in Ohio. We will accomplish this by sharing ideas and resources and by building a tighter network of cybersecurity educators. Everyone will leave more connected, better equipped, and encouraged. Kirk Herath, Cybersecurity Strategic Advisor to Gov. DeWine, will join the group for dinner on Thursday evening and share some remarks about the importance of undergraduate cybersecurity education to the state.
Kirk Herath (Special Guest Speaker)
Seth Hamman (Workshop Co-Chair)
Seth Hamman is the director of the cyber program at Cedarville University where he serves as an Associate Professor of Cyber Operations and as the Director of the Center for the Advancement of Cybersecurity. Seth is active in the national cybersecurity education community and is the co-chair of the NSA's Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Operations Community of Practice and oversees the Knowledge Units criterion for the designation.
Kenneth Atchinson (Workshop Co-Chair)
Kenneth Atchinson is the lead of the cybersecurity analyst program at BW. He also coaches BW's winning "CyberSec" team. Under his expert leadership, Baldwin Wallace University cybersecurity teams have achieved repeated success in local, regional and national competitions, including first place in the 2019 Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition (CCDC) Midwest Regionals and a strong showing in the nationals.
Ken Fanger is the President of On Technology Partners. With decades of experience Ken takes great pride in helping clients implement the technology and security measures needed to support the strength and resilience of their businesses. Ken is just as devoted to a one-person shop as he is to a Fortune 500 company. No one can match the unparalleled compassion and strategic depth he delivers when working to protect his clients from cyber attacks and hackers.
Registration Deadline: February 26, 2023
This event is open to faculty at Ohio colleges and universities interested in cybersecurity education. Join us to learn more about:
- Best practices in cybersecurity education including curriculum resources and cyber ranges
- Organizing and coaching cyber teams and the cyber competition landscape
- Cyber grants and funding opportunities
- Cyber designations and accreditations
- Solutions to the challenges of finding and hiring cyber faculty
There is no charge to attend this event. Travel expenses, including one night in a hotel, will be reimbursed up to $400.
The conference is being held on the campus of Cedarville University in southwest Ohio. Upon arrival on campus, you will proceed to the main entrance of the Stevens Student Center (SSC) to check in. Enter campus at the main entrance off of SR 72 and on to University Blvd. The SSC will be the building just past the construction on your left. Park in any white-striped parking space.
SSC - Stevens Student Center | PDF - President's Dining Room
|Thursday, March 2|
|5 – 6 p.m.||Check In||SSC Lobby|
|6 – 7:30 p.m.||Welcome Dinner & Remarks from Kirk Herath||PDR|
|7:45 – 9 p.m.||Session 1: Ken Fanger on Human Centered Cybersecurity||SSC 245/246|
|Friday, March 3|
|7:30 – 8:15 a.m.||Breakfast||PDR|
|8:30 – 9:45 a.m.||Session 2: Cyber Teams, CTFs, and Extracurriculars||SSC 245/246|
|10:15 – 11:30 a.m.||Session 3: Starting and Growing Cyber Programs||SSC 245/246|
|11:45 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.||Lunch||PDR|
|1 – 2:15 p.m.||Session 4: CyberEd Resources||SSC 245/246|
|2:30 – 3 p.m.||Closing Remarks||SSC 245/246|
Event locations are subject to change.
*When setting up accommodations, ask about discounts for Cedarville University events.
About Cedarville's Cyber Program
Cedarville offers a BS in cyber operations and an MBA with a cybersecurity management concentration. The National Security Agency (NSA) has named Cedarville University a National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Operations and a National Center for Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense. Cedarville is one of just two schools that holds both NSA designations and the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET) Cybersecurity accreditation.