We're going virtual! Please join us for the annual CAE in Cybersecurity (CAE-C) Symposium in November 19-20, 2020! As we move virtual, there are likely to be changes to the program. Please check all email correspondence for updates.
The CAE in Cybersecurity Symposium provides community members and applicants the opportunity to network, receive community updates, and present their research to the community. The symposium is open to all existing Centers of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Education (CAE-CDE), Centers of Academic Excellence in Research (CAE-R), and Centers of Academic Excellence in Cyber Operations (CAE-CO), as well as government representatives and invitees. Registration is also open to institutions that have applied for CAE-C designation or are in the process of applying.
Attending the event is free, but registration is required in advance to gain access to the conference. The CAE-C Program Office approves each registration. Therefore, to make sure you are authorized to attend, register by November 12th, 2020.
Registration opens on 6/15/2020.
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The CAE in Cybersecurity (CAE-C) Community invited faculty and staff from CAE-C designated institutions to participate as members of the 2020 CAE in Cybersecurity Symposium planning committee. This year, the program included all three designation tracks: CAE-CDE, CAE-CO, and CAE-R. After an overwhelming response from the community, the CAE-C Community selected the program planning committees for each track.
The CAE in Cybersecurity Community will work with the program committees to provide an agenda by August 10, 2020. In the meantime, please see the tentative agenda to make your travel arrangements. Please note, that the symposium program agenda is currently under review. We anticipate splitting the program up over several days.
This year, the CAE in Cybersecurity Symposium contains three program tracks: CAE-CDE, CAE-R, and CAE-CO. Each program committee is providing opportunities for CAE-C faculty and staff to submit proposals to participate in track events. Please review the following call for proposals for each track carefully. Schools with multiple CAE-C designations are welcome to submit a proposal for more than one track.
Following are the guidelines for proposed topics for fastpitch, workshops, and panel presentation sessions:
Fastpitch Sessions: Fastpitch sessions are 15 minutes and are presented in front of the CAE-CDE conference body. Topics must be of interest to the CAE in Cybersecurity Community, including, but not limited to: outreach, the three CAE-C Core Values (Ethical Behavior, Sharing of Resources, & Lead by Example), collaborations with industry/government, student participation in extracurricular activities, student career development, alumni relations and involvements, faculty development, and faculty support. Please keep in mind we have a limited number of spots for fastpitch sessions.
Presentations/Mini-Workshops: Presentations slots are available for participants. Presentations should be of interest to the community. Sample topics include CAE-CDE Best Practices, Outreach, Curbing Academic Dishonesty, CAE-CDE resources, and Aligning Programs with NIST. The available time slots are 45 minutes or 1 hour, and the workshop should inform and engage the group. Small break out groups and information sharing are encouraged. All participants are required to provide presentations for publication to the community website within a week of the CAE in Cybersecurity Symposium.
Panel Presentation and Panel Speakers: Panel slots are available for participants. The panel lead may include special-invite guests for the panel with prior approval. These sessions will occur for 1 hour in the main room for all CAE-CDE attendees. Sample topics include Faculty Support for Student Activities/Clubs, FBI InfraGard, Cybersecurity Pathways, Accreditation, and Program Continuous Improvement. All groups are required to provide documentation (agendas, PowerPoints, etc.) of the session.
Note: Fastpitch sessions must be no more than 15 minutes. Presentations, workshops, and panels must be no more than 1 hour (2-hour slots may be available upon request, space is limited). ***If you are interested in facilitating a fast pitch, workshop, or panel presentation session, please fill out all the required information. The committee will decide on final time slots for panels and workshops after proposals are reviewed and accepted.
The CAE-R program committee is seeking poster presentations and booklet proposals. The poster presentations and booklet pages will serve to inform CAE-R designated institutions of research, activities, and partners for collaboration.
Posters submitted should follow research poster guidelines. Topics include all CAE-R research, including INSuRE. These posters will inform CAE-R designated institutions of your research and open up pathways for CAE-R collaboration. Posters submitted must include:
You will NOT submit the final poster. The committee will only approve the poster abstract. The CAE in Cybersecurity will provide easels at the symposium and is recommending a poster size of 24X36. Templates for the posters are available at the bottom of this page. ***Note: These are only templates. Please feel free to design the poster with respect to the requirements.
The CAE-R program committee is seeking to put together a CAE-R Booklet. The booklet will serve to inform the community of CAE-R efforts and encourage collaboration. The committee is seeking "one-pager" proposals for the booklet. One-pager submissions must include:
You should submit a brief overview of the information listed above. Once approved, you must submit your final poster by October 15th, 2020. Templates for the one-pagers are available at the bottom of this page. ***Note: These are only templates. Please feel free to design the one-pagers with respect to the requirements.
The 2020 CAE Symposium Cyber Operations program committee is seeking “Curriculum-in-a-Box” presentation proposals.
The objective of these presentations is to both EDUCATE and EQUIP fellow cyber faculty members by sharing curriculum for teaching CAE-CO Knowledge Units (KUs).
Technical curriculum that includes hands-on labs and demonstrations is encouraged. The material can be of any length: from one class meeting to an entire course. The audience for the presentation will be faculty members with cyber expertise but who may lack specific knowledge and skills. They will be eager to learn with an interest in adopting the curriculum at their own universities.
The CAE Symposium will work with presenters to ensure that the curriculum materials, including slides, software, VMs, etc., will be available for download by interested faculty.
Evidence-based curriculum is welcome, but it is not necessary. Curriculum packages may or may not be supported by educational experiments or student surveys, but the curriculum should be well organized, refined, and replicable.
We welcome proposals of 500 words or less, organized under the following headings:
The deadline to submit a proposal for the CAE-CDE, CAE-R, and CAE-CO track is August 10, 2020, at 11:59 pm.
***Note: You are registering to receive approval to attend the 2020 CAE in Cybersecurity Symposium. Once you are approved, you will be sent a registration link in August 2020 for our virtual platform. Only approved registrants will receive the virtual platform registration link.
You must register by November 12, 2020, to attend the symposium.
We hope you are doing well during this difficult time. After consulting with the National Security Agency (NSA), National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education (NICE), and Florida International University (FIU), and to maintain the safety of our community, the 2020 CAE in Cybersecurity Community symposium will take place virtually. As we prepare to make the transition to a virtual platform, please stay informed by reading the weekly newsletters. As soon as we receive more information, we will update the community on the status of the virtual event via email and our website. Your health and safety remain our top priority.
The CAE in Cybersecurity Community