The Circle of HOPE (2018): "Lessons from an Undergraduate Course in Cybersecurity and Cyber Warfare - Is Our Children Securing?" (Download)
Saturday, July 21, 2018: 11:00 am (Ritchie): This is the story of a course that was taught in the spring of 2017 at Tufts University. It was taught jointly between the Department of Computer Science and the Department of Political Science and was created to develop bridges between students and faculty members in the fields of computer science, political science, and international relations. The speakers will explain how the foundation of progress in cybersecurity can be achieved by addressing the knowledge and cultural gaps of technologists and policymakers at an early age. This talk provides a prescription for running similar courses, including a list of topics covered, assignments, and outcomes. It will also delve into the challenges encountered when the course was run, what was learned, students’ comments, the growing need for such courses, and future opportunities.