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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.

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The experiential learning projects below 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 200 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 COURSE PROJECTS

# Title Release Year # Downloads Ethics Eval. Survey Creator Funder NICE Knowledge NICE Skills NICE Abilities
1 Privacy, terms & conditions 2018 61 Yes Yes Dr. Aunshul Rege NSF CAREER #1453040 K0110-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
2 Shoulder surfing 2018 62 Yes Yes Dr. Aunshul Rege NSF CAREER #1453040 K0110-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
3 Pretexting: Laptop distraction 2018 38 Yes Yes Dr. Aunshul Rege NSF CAREER #1453040 K0424-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.
4 Pretexting: Group selfie with prop 2018 18 Yes Yes Dr. Aunshul Rege &
Mr. Chris Hadnagy
NSF CAREER #1453040 K0426-Knowledge of dynamic and deliberate targeting S0052-Skill in the use of social engineering techniques. (e.g., phishing, baiting, tailgating, etc.) A0107-Ability to think like threat actors
5 OSINT: Technical & Physical 2019 14 Yes Yes Dr. Aunshul Rege NSF CAREER #1453040 K0603-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
6 Cybersecurity Awareness Public Service Announcement 2020 NEW N/A N/A EDUCAUSE; Modification (instructions/rubric) & NICE Mapping by Dr. Aunshul Rege NSF CAREER #1453040 K0004-Knowledge of cybersecurity and privacy principles S0052-Skill in the use of social engineering techniques. (e.g., phishing, baiting, tailgating, etc.)
S0070-Skills in talking to others to convey information effectively
A0032-Ability to develop curriculum for use within a virtual environment
A0171-Ability to conduct training and education needs assessment

 

CYBERSECURITY DATASETS

** Datasets are updated on a monthly basis
*** Please note that datasets are based on publicly disclosed events reported in the media

# Title Release Version # N Funder Downloads
1 Critical Infrastructure Ransomware Incidents November 2020 10.5 781 NSF CAREER #1453040 480
2 Social Engineering Incidents October 2020 5.1 679 NSF CAREER #1453040 50

 

Other external cybersecurity projects
Cybersecurity Learning Modules: Cybersecurity, Technology, and Society
Open access introductory multidisciplinary cybersecurity class: ODU Center for Cybersecurity Education and Research
Funded by: National Science Foundation DGE-1723635


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