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Here you will find cybersecurity experiential learning course projects, datasets, and other materials that are free to use. We ask that you acknowledge any material you use from this website in your publications and/or conference presentations to help spread the word about these free resources and the work we are doing.

The experiential learning projects in BLUE have been mapped on to the NICE Cybersecurity Workforce Framework (NICE Framework). The NICE Framework, National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Special Publication 800-181, is a nationally-focused resource that categorizes and describes cybersecurity work. The NICE Framework establishes a taxonomy and common lexicon that describes cybersecurity work and workers irrespective of where or for whom the work is performed. It is comprised of seven workforce Categories with a subset of 33 Specialty Areas, as well as Work Roles, Tasks, and Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities (KSAs). A complete mapping for each course project is available here. These projects have been downloaded 147 times worldwide thus far!

We also have evaluation surveys for some of these projects. We can send you the link so your students can complete these and share your class results with you. We are also trying to create longitudinal datasets, which we also hope to share.

If you have any course projects you would like to share with the academic community, please let us know – we are trying to create an open source repository that will be useful to educators. Please email us at care at temple dot edu or use the contact us form.

Cybersecurity Experiential Learning Projects
Privacy, terms & conditions project
44 downloads
Experiential Learning Project, Ethics approval required, Evaluation survey available
Creator: Dr. Aunshul Rege
Funded by: National Science Foundation CAREER Award #1453040NICE Framework MappingK0110-Knowledge of adversarial tactics, techniques, and procedures.
S0052-Skill in the use of social engineering techniques. (e.g., phishing, baiting, tailgating, etc.).
A0107-Ability to think like threat actors.
Shoulder surfing project
54 downloads
Experiential Learning Project, Ethics approval required, Evaluation survey available
Creator: Dr. Aunshul Rege
Funded by: National Science Foundation CAREER Award #1453040NICE Framework MappingK0110-Knowledge of adversarial tactics, techniques, and procedures
S0044-Skill in mimicking threat behaviors
S0052-Skill in the use of social engineering techniques. (e.g., phishing, baiting, tailgating, etc.)
A0074-Ability to collaborate effectively with others
Pretexting: Laptop distraction
33 downloads
Experiential Learning Project, Ethics approval required, Evaluation survey available
Creator: Dr. Aunshul Rege
Funded by: National Science Foundation CAREER Award #1453040NICE Framework MappingK0424-Knowledge of denial and deception techniques
S0052-Skill in the use of social engineering techniques. (e.g., phishing, baiting, tailgating, etc.).
S0070-Skill in talking to others to convey information effectively.
A0088-Ability to function effectively in a dynamic, fast-paced environment.
Pretexting: Group selfie with prop
13 downloads
Experiential Learning Project, Ethics approval required, Evaluation survey available
Creator: Dr. Aunshul Rege & Chris Hadnagy @humanhacker CEO Social-Engineer, LLC
Funded by: National Science Foundation CAREER Award #1453040NICE Framework MappingK0426-Knowledge of dynamic and deliberate targeting
S0052-Skills in the use of social engineering
A0107-Ability to think like threat actors
OSINT: Technical & Physical
**NEW**
3 downloads
Experiential Learning Project, Ethics approval required, Evaluation survey available
Creator: Dr. Aunshul Rege
Funded by: National Science Foundation CAREER Award #1453040NICE Framework MappingK0603-Knowledge of the ways in which targets or threats use the Internet.
S0289-Skill in using multiple search engines (e.g., Google, Yahoo, LexisNexis, DataStar) and tools in conducting open-source searches.
A0069-Ability to apply collaborative skills and strategies.
Cybersecurity Case Studies
Creator: ODU Center for Cybersecurity Education and Research
https://sites.wp.odu.edu/cyse-200/
Datasets
Ransomware incidents against Critical Infrastructure (2013-2020)
*** 427 incidents
*** this dataset will be updated on a monthly basis
Funded by: National Science Foundation CAREER Award #1453040
Data request form
Cybersecurity Learning Modules
Cybersecurity, Technology, and Society
Open access introductory multidisciplinary cybersecurity class
Creator: ODU Center for Cybersecurity Education and Research
Funded by: National Science Foundation DGE-1723635


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