Secure Software Development Faculty Development Workshop

September 21, 8:30 am - 4:00 pm
University of West Florida, Pensacola, FL

Workshop Information: Faculty from institutions designated as NSA-DHS National Centers of Academic Excellence (CAE) are invited to participate in a workshop that will provide guidance and resources for teaching secure software development courses and integrating these topics into cybersecurity program curricula. Faculty from CAE designated institutions in the Southeast US (AL, FL, GA, SC, TN and PR) are eligible for travel stipends. This workshop is coordinated and funded by the NSA CAE Regional Resource Center (CRRC) at the University of West Florida.

Limited Travel Funding: Stipends are available to support faculty travel from CAE institutions in the Southeast US (AL, FL, GA, SC, TN and PR) to the workshop. In order to receive a stipend you must register and be approved by the organizers. In order to be eligible for reimbursement or a travel stipend, attendees must participate in the full workshop, not be receiving travel support from any other source, and complete all required travel reimbursement/stipend forms. If you are approved for a travel stipend, you will be notified.

Click here to register and to apply for a travel stipend.

Registration Deadline: September 11, 2017  


Workshop Schedule

8:30 - 9:00 AM: Sign-in and Introductions


9:00 – 11:30 AM: Introducing Secure Coding in CS0, CS1, and CS2

Dr. Sidd Kaza, Towson University
Dr. Blair Taylor, Towson University / NSA (Con)

The CS 2013 curriculum includes Information Assurance and Security as a pervasive knowledge area. However, introducing security in lower level courses is challenging because of lack of appropriate teaching resources and training. This workshop will provide a well-tested strategy for introducing secure coding concepts in CS0, CS1, and CS2. We will introduce attendees to secure coding through hands-on exercises, and provide self-contained, lab-based modules designed to be injected into CS0-CS2 with minimal impact on the course ( Participants will be encouraged to bring in their own syllabus and labs to modify to include secure coding concepts. The workshop will also discuss mapping to CAE Knowledge Units.


11:30 AM – 1:00 PM: Working Lunch: Integration of Resources into Curricula


1:00 – 3:45 PM: Security in the Software Engineering Lifecycle

Dr. J. Todd McDonald, University of South Alabama
Mr. Dustin Mink, University of West Florida

This session will look at key touchpoints for building security into the software development lifecycle.  An overview of key activities and tools for integrating security into software engineering activities will be provided along with recommendations for tools and resources to use in educational curricula.


3:45 – 4:00 PM: Wrap-up


Contact Information

Dr. Eman El-Sheikh
Director, Center for Cybersecurity
University of West Florida

This workshop is being coordinated and funded by the NSA CAE Regional Resource Center (CRRC) at the University of West Florida.



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