Mark your calendar and come join us for CAE Forum! CAE Forum is a live, real-time, online, academic forum where members of the CAE community give non-technical presentations on topics of value to the CAE community. CAE Forum is about sharing your ideas, knowledge, and expertise to empower and strengthen our community. It’s that simple.

CAE Forum presentations are normally held on the third Wednesday of each month during the fall and spring semesters.

Topic: Use of Free and Open Source Labs to Support Cybersecurity Education

Time: 1:10–1:50 p.m. ET

Location: Zoom Meeting

Audience: Students, professors, government

Presenter(s): Christopher Simpson, National University

Description: 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 KSA’s. The talk will include a hands-on demo of some free environments and build on Chris’ previous talk from February 2019.


Topic: Cyber Competitions and Cyber Camps

Time: 2:00–2:40 p.m. EST

Location: Zoom Meeting

Audience: Students, professors, government

Presenter(s): Greg Gogolin, Ferris State University

Description: Cyber competitions and events are all the rage, but how effective are they at attracting students into cyber security? This presentation will provide an overview of cyber competitions and camps that have been held over the past three years at Ferris State University. Topics will include the logistics for handling the events as well as the student experience and impact on recruiting.

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

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