Come join us for the February edition of the CAE Forum, where members of the National Centers of Academic Excellence community give non-technical presentations on topics of value to the CAE community.


“Use of Free and Open Source Labs to Support Cybersecurity Education”


February 20, 2019


1:00–1:50 p.m. ET



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Students, Professors, Government


Christopher Simpson, director, National University Center for Cybersecurity


Operating and maintaining a virtual lab environment can be expensive and requires significant resources. Many organizations and individuals create and share free and open source labs and competitions. In this talk, Chris Simpson will discuss National University’s adoption and use of these free labs and competitions in their BS and MS cybersecurity classes. He will also discuss how they map these labs to meet CAE Knowledge Units and the NICE Framework KSAs. The talk will include a hands-on demo of some free environments.

A recording of the live presentation will be available within 48 hours of the presentation.


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