Posted on 11 Aug 2017 7:48 AM

Greeting CAE in Cybersecurity Community! We are seeking about 30-40 cybersecurity experts to participate in the Cybersecurity Assessment Tools (CATS) Project. This project aims to create and validate a concept inventory for cybersecurity, which assesses the quality of instruction of any first course in cybersecurity. You can participate in a variety of possible ways to validate the draft Cybersecurity Concept Inventory (CCI) and to develop test items for the Cybersecurity Curriculum Assessment (CCA).

NSA is funding this collaboration between the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC) and the University of Illinois at Champagn-Urbana. The project is approved by UMBC's IRB.


To participate in this project, please go to to complete the survey.

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To learn more information about the status of the CATS Project, please visit

Contact Information

If you have any comments or questions, please contact Dr. Alan T. Sherman, Professor of Computer Science, CSEE Dept., UMBC, at