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Interdisciplinary Cybersecurity Projects Experience: Developing a Market-ready Workforce

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2020 ASEE Virtual Annual Conference Content Access

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Virtual On line

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June 22, 2020

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June 22, 2020

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June 26, 2021

Conference Session

Computing and Information Technology Division Technical Session 2

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Computing and Information Technology

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15

DOI

10.18260/1-2--34861

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https://peer.asee.org/34861

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Tamer Omar California State Polytechnic University, Pomona

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Tamer Omar is an Assistant professor with the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department at California State Polytechnic University. Dr. Omar earned his Ph.D. from the Electrical Engineering department at Iowa State University, USA and his MBA with emphasis on MIS from the Arab Academy for Science and Technology, Egypt and his B.S. degree in Electrical Engineering from Ain Shams University, Egypt. Dr. Omar research interests include wireless networks architecture, resources allocation in wireless networks, heterogeneous networks, self-organized networks, big data implementation and analysis, RDBMS and decision support systems. Dr. Omar has 8 years of experience in academia and more than 10 years of industrial experience in different ICT positions.

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Abdelfattah Amamra California State Polytechnic University, Pomona

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Dr. Abdelfattah Amamra joins California State Polytechnic University, Pomona as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Computer in the College of Sciences. Prior to coming to CalPoly, Pomona he was an Assistant Professor at the University of Conncticut. Dr. Amamra received his Ph.D. from the University of Quebec, Montreal , Canada.
His primary research interests are in the field of cybersecurity and machine learning. Specifically, he is interested in smartphone security, and IoT security.

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Kristina Rigden California State Polytechnic University, Pomona Orcid 16x16 orcid.org/0000-0002-1974-4734

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Dr. Rigden is the Director of Outreach Programs and the Women in Engineering Program for the College of Engineering at Cal Poly Pomona. In her position, she secures funding and provides several different outreach programming events to engage K-12 female students to pursue STEM majors and/or careers. Dr. Rigden’s research focus is the STEM pipeline from K-12 to college and career for underrepresented minorities. Her teaching and scholarship are grounded in the conceptual framework of culturally responsive pedagogy and andragogy for teaching diverse populations of students in virtual learning environments. Dr. Rigden earned her Doctor of Education in Educational Leadership with a concentration in Teacher Education in Multicultural Societies from the University of Southern California.

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Thomas Ketseoglou California State Polytechnic University, Pomona

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Thomas Ketseoglou received the B.S. degree from the
University of Patras, Patras, Greece, in 1982, the M.S. degree from the
University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland, USA, in 1986, and the
Ph.D. degree from the University of Southern California, Los Angeles,
California, USA, in 1990, all in electrical engineering. He worked in the
wireless communications industry, including senior level positions with
Siemens, Ericsson, Rockwell, and Omnipoint. From 1996 through 1998 he
participated in TIA TR45.5 (now 3GPP2) 3G standardization, making
significant contributions to the cdma2000 standard. He has been inventor
and co-inventor in several essential patents in wireless communications.
Since September 2003 he has been with the Electrical and Computer
Engineering department of the California State Polytechnic University,
Pomona, California, USA, where he is a professor. He spent his sabbatical
leave in 2011 at the Digital Technology Center, University of Minnesota,
Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA, where he taught digital communications and
performed research on network data and machine learning techniques. He is
a part-time lecturer at the University of California, Irvine. His teaching
and research interests are in wireless communications, signal processing,
and machine learning, with current emphasis on MIMO, optimization,
localization, and link prediction.

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Abstract

The increasing advancement in Internet of Things (IoT) and Industry 4.0 advantages inspire more connectivity of vital infrastructure to the cloud. Securing infrastructure digital and control systems is currently a crucial demand in a cyber-world characterized by continuous outrageous attacks. Preparing qualified students to satisfy the current and future work force requirements is deemed essential. One of the main challenges of cybersecurity domain is its interdisciplinary nature that involves scientist, engineers, technologists, and business teams. It is almost impossible in real life to mitigate threats and defend against attacks without assembling teams that include team members with skills in all the aforementioned disciplines. This paper aims at creating an interdisciplinary course between college of engineering, college of science, and collage of business for junior level students. The course objective is to bring students from the three disciplines in a multidisciplinary experience that aid students at replicating real life projects. Instructors from all three disciplines guide the students during the course work and supervise the project activities. The fifteen weeks course can adopt all types of cybersecurity systems and provide framework for students’ collaboration on a practical project. The framework consist of four modules divided between the three disciplines; the first module include the project scope, system integration, and team incorporation. The second module include the system engineering, cybersecurity design, and application development. The third module include the system cybersecurity algorithms, data collection, organization, and analytics. Finally, the last module include the system business planning, cybersecurity applications operations implementation, and maintenance. This paper adopt an IoT based project as a case study for applying the framework and show the use of the course model for developing the IoT project.

Omar, T., & Amamra, A., & Rigden, K., & Ketseoglou, T. (2020, June), Interdisciplinary Cybersecurity Projects Experience: Developing a Market-ready Workforce Paper presented at 2020 ASEE Virtual Annual Conference Content Access, Virtual On line . 10.18260/1-2--34861

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