Breakout Session Presentations
Breakout Session 1 | September 28 | 10:45-11:30

Title: P3-Mass Shootings in the Twitterverse
Location: Dogwood Room
Presenters: ‘Shawn Smith (Radford University) and Lauren Griffin (Radford University)

Abstract

Now more than ever, social media content and activity are finding favor among
academicians and public policymakers alike in drawing material from which the direction of
future studies and legislation development can gain focus.  Within social science disciplines,
this is worth considering emerging and hotly debated issues like mass shootings in the U.S.
and gun control.  On the heels of several recent high-profile shootings, this study sought to
explore the dynamics of thematic content and interaction patterns among tweets captured
from three such mass shooting events: Tops Supermarket (Buffalo, NY), Robb Elementary
School (Uvalde, TX), and Columbia Machine Factory (Smithsburg, MD). By using a
combination of semantic analysis and binary logistic regression, the researchers attempt to
map and discuss the various layers of thematic content development and interaction
patterns surrounding these tragedies.  Implications and suggestions for application of the
findings and future work are also presented.

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Title: P11-CCI Experiential Learning Research
Location: Holly Room
Presenters: Jeff Pittges (Radford University)

Abstract

The national shortage of cybersecurity professionals severely impacts employers’ ability to fill
as many as 83,000 open cybersecurity jobs in Virginia. Further compounding the shortage,
surveys of employers routinely show that graduates from traditional programs are not
workforce ready. This paper summarizes seven research projects conducted with leaders
from higher education, industry, and government examining how to better prepare students
for the cyber workforce. The projects employed combinations of six learning approaches
involving over one hundred (100) student participants from career switchers with limited
college experience to students enrolled in technology degree programs. The authors report
their experience, present preliminary results, and outline next steps.

P11-CCI – Experiential Learning

Title: P2-The Virginia Cyber Navigator Internship Program: An academic-government
partnership for experiential learning in election security
Location: Room 1056
Presenters: Angela Orebaugh (University of Virginia)

Abstract

A coalition of Virginia universities, in partnership with the Virginia Department of Elections,
launched the Virginia Cyber Navigator Internship Program (VA-CNIP) – an innovative
educational program to train future cybersecurity professionals to protect election
infrastructure. The program includes a full semester gateway course covering sociotechnical
election topics, a two-day kickoff bootcamp to prepare students for their internship, an
internship with an election office, and a one-day debrief and assessment at the end of the
internship.

P2-VA-CNIP slides

Breakout Session 2 | September 28 | 2:15-3:00

Title: P4-Designing Low-to-High Side Cloud Research Programming for Cybersecurity
and Computer Science Students & Researchers
Location: Dogwood Room
Presenters: Alex Nielson (Old Dominion University)

Abstract

This presentation provides lessons from implementation of a secure-by-design experimental
Cloud Center built at an Applied Research facility within an R1 Institution. This active
AWS-sponsored multi-cloud-ready program supports sponsored and student research across
academic and industry domains and provides DevSecOps to dozens of active cloud research
and production workloads. Presenters will provide insight into challenges integrating with
campus IT services, CMMC certifications, and training practices for developing services for
transition into high-side government cloud environments.

Title: P1-Cultivating Industry/Academy Partnerships for Darkweb Research: Towards a
Deeper Understanding of the Illicit Online Marketplace
Location: Holly Room
Presenters: Jin Lee (George Mason University)

Abstract

The aim of this presentation is to describe the Darkweb marketplace and its various illicit
products. Specifically, the presentation will discuss how illicit vendors advertise their
products; how prospective buyers communicate with sellers to acquire goods/services; and
how economic transactions are executed. A discussion on how colleges/universities can
design and offer experiential learning opportunities for students involving the Darkweb will
also be presented. The objective is to cultivate industry/academy partnerships for Darkweb
research and enforcement.

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Breakout Session 3 | September 29 | 8:45-9:30

Title: P10-Cyber Commissioning Training to meet new Building Requirements for ICS
Systems
Location: Dogwood Room
Presenters: Leigh Armistead (Peregrine Technical Solutions)

Abstract

Cyber-physical systems, otherwise known as industrial control systems (ICS) or supervisory
control and data acquisition devices, all of which include electrical, HVAC and water systems,
were not originally connected to the internet. There is a recent push by the DoD, to lock
down all new buildings from a cyber security aspect, but there is little to no training being
done. This proposal is to develop an unclassified course to support these requirements for
the trades.

Title: P5-Cyberbiosecurity Introductory Course Material Creation for Food Science
Location: Holly Room

Presenters: Rebekah Miller (Virginia Tech)

Abstract

An introductory module detailing cyberbiosecurity as related to food science and the food
industry will be created and published as open education resources for integration into any
university-level course where information on cyberbiosecurity as related to the food system is
appropriate. Lecture slides will cover technology and security in the food industry,
cyberbiosecurity, and outcomes related to cyber-attacks. Three case studies will complement
the lecture material, providing additional examples while prompting reflection and
discussion. cyberbiosecurity as related to food science and the food
industry will be created and published as open education resources for integration into any
university-level course where information on cyberbiosecurity as related to the food system is
appropriate. Lecture slides will cover technology and security in the food industry,
cyberbiosecurity, and outcomes related to cyber-attacks. Three case studies will complement
the lecture material, providing additional examples while prompting reflection and
discussion.

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Title: P8-Cybervictimization Experience Across Virginia: Implications for Educating
Industry and Citizens
Location: Room 2030
Presenters: Tancy Vandecar-Burdin (Old Dominion University), Randy Gainey (Old
Dominion University), Jay Albanese (Virginia Commonwealth University), James Hawdon
(Virginia Tech, Katalin Parti, Virginia Tech, and Thomas Dearden, Virginia Tech

Abstract

Two presentations focused on our COVA CCI funded study of cybervictimization in Virginia.
We have conducted approximately 1,100 household surveys of residents and 476 businesses.
The data describe the extent of various types of victimization across the commonwealth and
provide important empirical information for educating our citizens and business leaders to
help limit the pervasive threat of cybervictimization. Suggestions for experiential learning
will be provided.

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        P8.1: Cybervictimization Experience Across Virginia: Implications for Educating
       Citizens and Students

       Tancy Vandecar-Burdin, Old Dominion University
       Jay Albanese, Virginia Commonwealth University
       Randy Gainey, Old Dominion University

       Abstract

      Cybervictimization is an increasing problem across the globe, in the US, and Virginia. To
      develop a baseline assessment of Virginia, we conducted approximately 1,200
      household surveys of residents across the state. Here we describe the extent of various
      types of victimization, key demographics, and spatial distribution, as well as theoretical
      variables to provide important information for educating students and residents who
      are virtually all at risk of cybervictimization. Specific suggestions for experiential
      learning are provided.

      P8.2: Cybervictimization of Businesses Across Virginia: Implications for Educating
      Industry and Students of Business

     James Hawdon, Virginia Tech
     Katalin Parti, Virginia Tech
     Thomas Dearden, Virginia Tech

      The Commonwealth of Virginia, US, is one of the most vulnerable states to cyberattacks.
      Analyzing data from 428 online surveys collected from Virginia businesses, this study provides an in-depth view of the nature and extent of cybercrime        victimization in Virginia. We describe the extent of various types of victimization and provide important empirical information for educating industry            and business leaders to help limit the pervasive threat of cybervictimization. Suggestions for experiential learning will be provided.

Breakout Session 4 | September 29 | 9:45-10:30

Title: P6-Leadership for Cyberbiosecurity: The Case of Oldsmar WaterPurpose
Location: Dogwood Room
Presenters: Eric Kaufman (Virginia Tech)

Abstract

CyberBioSecurity (conventionally written “cyberbiosecurity”) is an emerging field at the
interface of life sciences and digital worlds. This session features a teaching case study on
cyberbiosecurity for use with students in non-technical disciplines. The focus of the case
study is the cyber-attack on the Oldsmar water treatment plant. While the attack reflects
technical challenges, it also highlights the importance of adaptive leadership and leadership-
as-practice.

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Title: P7-An Integrated, Interdisciplinary Cybersecurity Curriculum with Industry
Engagement
Location: Holly Room
Presenters: Lucy Tsado (Lamar University) and Molly Uzoh (Lamar University)

Abstract

The cybersecurity skills gap has continued to increase. New entrants to the field lack the
experience needed to meet recruiting requirements of organizations due to new threat
landscapes and sophisticated cyberattacks. This proposal provides a model of integrated
cybersecurity curriculum that focuses on experiential learning in an interdisciplinary setting.
This requires a series of instructional design, and industry-based hands-on job coursework to
be integrated into the formal classroom experience of students.

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Title: P9-Risk at the Edge: A Framework for Securing XG
Location: Room 2030
Presenters: John Hoag (Ohio State University)

Abstract

Proposal to discuss framework for educating professionals to securely develop and operate
5G infrastructure.

P9-Risk at the Edge