New Orleans, Louisiana
June 26, 2016
June 26, 2016
August 28, 2016
NSF Grantees Poster Session
Cybersecurity is important for many applications in both research and education. Currently, graduates in cybersecurity are in short supply because few universities have sufficient courses in this area. An interesting and practical hands-on labware can help students obtain knowledge in security. We have been working on integrating security education into Georgia State University's computer science curriculum since the project was funded by NSF in Sept. 2013. We focus on adding security teaching activities into four courses: (1) Operating Systems, (2) Embedded Systems, (3) Computer Networks, and (4) Web Programming. This project aims to teach selected mobile security topics in computer science courses based on several labwares. So far, we have designed an Android application software system for a student to learn and understand mobile security. The new client-server mobile security system was developed to identify a person's voice, and store the spoken password in a cloud server, disallowing another user or malware to access the device. Upon unauthorized access, an email will be received very quickly through Java Mail service. The user interface has to be popped out in order to take a picture. Based on this open source platform, students can use their creative ideas to implement their own system or improve it. Based on pre-evaluations and post-evaluations on the four courses, we received positive feedback from students. Almost all the students have their own mobile devices and feel comfortable working with them. The newly developed mobile security system on Android and Java made the students easily learn how mobile security systems work via several hands-on exercises. In the Operating Systems class, many students also did research projects related to mobile security, and gave class presentations to share their research results in the class. Most students agree that the labware on mobile security can help them learn faster and better.
Pan, Y., & Weeks, M., & Zhang, Y. (2016, June), Integrating Security Education into a CS Curriculum - Practices and Experience Paper presented at 2016 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, New Orleans, Louisiana. 10.18260/p.25407
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