Dr. Melissa Danforth

Computer and Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Department
California State University, Bakersfield

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Dissemination Workshop

Friday July 31, 2015
10:00am - 3:00pm
CSU Bakersfield, Science III 315

This dissemination workshop will present the activities of the two NSF Scholarship for Service (SFS) CyberCorp sponsored sections of the CSUB REVS-UP summer program. These two sections focus on cybersecurity and cryptography. One of the goals of the grant is to raise awareness of security issues and to encourage high school students to pursue careers in information security.

9:30am Room is open for early arrivals
10:00-10:15am Welcome remarks and Introductions
10:15-11:00am Discussion with returning attendees from 2014 workshop
11:00-Noon Materials from REVS-UP sections
Noon-1:00pm Working lunch:
Break into small groups to discuss materials
REVS-UP survey results poster on display
1:00-1:45pm Report back from groups and Discuss results from REVS-UP surveys
1:45-2:45pm Future directions for K-12 cybersecurity activities
2:45-3:00pm Attendee surveys and turn in completed stipend paperwork
Parking Information
Registered attendees will be emailed a parking code that can be used at any CSUB parking kiosk to dispense a one-day parking permit. If you have any issues with redeeming your parking code, please contact Erika Moreno at (661) 654-3082.

ADVISORY: There is a large Teacher's Summit occuring on the north side of campus on Friday July 31, 2015. We recommend that attendees park on the south side of campus in either Lot H or I to avoid the traffic associated with the other event. These parking lots can be accessed from the Camino Media entrance to the campus. (Campus Map)

Materials from REVS-UP Sections
General Cybersecurity Section Cryptography Section
Student Posters from Summer 2013
Cryptography section posters:

General cybersecurity section posters:

Student Posters from Summer 2014
Cryptography section posters:

General cybersecurity section posters:

K-12 Cybersecurity Activities
There are several cybersecurity activities that K-12 teachers and students can become involved in. The following are some of the more popular activities:
  • CyberPatriot - Middle school through High school national competitions
  • MITRE Cyber Academy - High school and Undergraduate national competition
  • picoCTF - 2014 competion, challenges and games still online
  • Gen Cyber - Cybersecurity camps for K-12 students and teachers
  • US Cyber Challenge - Runs competitions and camps on annual basis

The following are some videos on CyberPatriot:

Other Information