Houston Security Day Set for October 13

Houston Security Day Set for October 13
Event Strives to Enrich Curricula with Security Topics

Houston Security Day, organized by the University of Houston’s Department of Computer Science, Texas Southern University, and the University of Houston-Downtown, will be held on October 13, from 8:30 a.m. until 5 p.m. The meeting will be held on the UH campus in Philip G. Hoffman Hall, Room 563 (Building 547).

The program goal is to enrich curricula with security topics in computer science courses as well as disciplines beyond computer science.

The workshop will cover 13 innovative, plug-and-play modules on security topics being developed by faculty at the three Houston universities. The modules are organized around three themes: Security Analytics, Distributed Networks and Beyond Computer Science.

Each module will provide educators with a complete set of materials, including homework, quizzes and hands-on exercises as appropriate, for faculty and advanced graduate students who are interested in teaching security concepts.

Two Keynote talks by distinguished speakers from academia/industry are planned along with a poster session for security research.

Morning Keynote
Speaker: David Marchette, Principal Scientist, Naval Surface Warfare Center, Dahlgren Division, Dahlgren, VA
Topic: Big Data and Cyber Security: A Statistical Viewpoint

Afternoon Keynote
Speaker: Michael van Strien, Independent Consultant
Topic: Modern Cyber Threats and Practical Security in Action

Partial NSF support for travel will be available to qualified workshop participants.

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