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Commercial Cyber Certifications for Military Reserve Components

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2018 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition

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Salt Lake City, Utah

Publication Date

June 23, 2018

Start Date

June 23, 2018

End Date

July 27, 2018

Conference Session

Military and Veterans Division Technical Session 3: Veterans in the Lab Environment

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Military and Veterans

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Diversity

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10

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John A. Hamilton Jr. Mississippi State University

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Dr. John A. Hamilton, Jr. is a Professor of Computer Science and Engineering and Director, Center for Cyber Innovation at Mississippi State University. Previously he was an Auburn Alumni Association Professor in Computer Science and Software Engineering at Auburn University with joint appointments in Management and Industrial and Systems Engineering. Dr. Hamilton was the founding director of the Auburn Cyber Research Center.

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DeMarcus Montrez Thomas Distributed Analytics and Security Institute

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DeMarcus Thomas is a Research Engineer with the Distributed Analytics and Security Institute (DASI) at Mississippi State University. He holds a B.S. in Computer Science from Mississippi Valley State University and a M.S. in Computer Science from Norfolk State University. DeMarcus is currently pursuing a Ph.D in Computer Science from Mississippi State University. His research interests include: digital forensics, memory forensics, malware analysis, and applied machine learning.

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Patrick Pape Distributed Analytics and Security Institute

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Assistant Research Professor with the Distributed Analytics and Security Institute (DASI) at Mississippi State University. He holds a B.S. in Computer Engineering from the University of Alabama in Huntsville, an M.S. in Computer Science with a minor in Information Assurance and a Ph.D. in Computer Science at Auburn University. His research interests include: machine learning, digital forensics, cybersecurity education, malware detection and analysis, and secure software development.

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Abstract

US Reserve Components provide the only viable cyber surge capability in the event of a nation-state level cyber attack. Reservists working in cyber are required to meet the training and certification requirements of DoD’s Information Assurance Workforce Improvement Program. Mississippi State University in partnership with the University of New Mexico, is working with reserve component organizations in Mississippi and New Mexico to assist their personnel in obtaining required civilian cyber security certifications. This paper will describe Mississippi State University’s engagement with the US Army Reserve’s Public Private Partnership Initiative (P3I).

DoD requires cyberspace workers to meet certification requirements. This requirement applies to uniformed military personnel, DoD civilians and contract cybersecurity service providers (CSSPs). Demand for certification training is currently overwhelming internal DoD training capacity

Hamilton, J. A., & Thomas, D. M., & Pape, P. (2018, June), Commercial Cyber Certifications for Military Reserve Components Paper presented at 2018 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition , Salt Lake City, Utah. https://peer.asee.org/30203

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