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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 onto 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 Creator Funder NICE Knowledge NICE Skills NICE Abilities
1 Privacy, terms & conditions *^ 2018 72 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 66 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 42 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 23 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 20 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 2 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

* Ethics approved
^ Evaluation survey available

NSF CAREER Proposal

Are you interested in applying for an NSF CAREER grant? Wonderful! You can request to download Dr. Rege’s CAREER proposal. Please note that this will only be available to Assistant Tenure-Track Professors and this is intended to be used only as a reference (please do not share/disseminate with others or plagiarize). The idea is to help junior faculty members with their careers and grant-seeking activity!

Click here to request my NSF CAREER proposal.

CYBERSECURITY DATASETS

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

# Title Last Release Version # N Funder Downloads
1 Critical Infrastructure Ransomware Incidents September 2022 12.3 1,293 NSF CAREER #1453040 1,271

 

Other external (non-Temple) resources

  1. Chingu
  2. 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
  3. Cybersecurity Guide
  4. FAANGPath
  5. School of Code
  6. Turing School

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