NSF Grant Strengthens Online Cyber-Security Education Community

University of Houston professors William Arthur Conklin and Chris Bronk, received a three-year, $286,000 National Science Foundation (NSF) award that will support the creation of a cybersecurity community based on a wiki. Their project, "A Wiki Space for Information Security Education Exchange", will foster a sharing community of educators from institutions in the Centers of Academic Excellence (CAE) program and others interested in improving their cybersecurity education resources. The community will maintain a mediated online wiki platform that will assist with mapping resources and tools to the Knowledge Unit (KU) system designed to cover required learning areas in cybersecurity. Through the wiki, participants will share a variety of educational materials such as texts, labs, tools, and exams. This project will help reduce the amount of work required to build and retool classes to the rapidly evolving field of cybersecurity.

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