Eureka!: Advancing Cybersecurity Learning through Inquiry-Based Laboratories

Virtual Paper ID: 56203
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    Curby Alexander
    Texas Christian University

Abstract: Cybersecurity is rapidly becoming one of the most important industries in the world, in regards to the national, financial, and environmental well-being of every nation. There are currently about half a million cyber attacks every minute, and the attacks will continue to increase in complexity and frequency as hackers adapt their strategies to the ever-changing cyber physical landscape. It is critical to train and educate the future workforce on the fundamental aspects of cyber and mobile security, and to improve their ability to identify, prevent, and respond to emerging threats. The purpose of this paper is to discuss the development of a collection of cybersecurity labs - called Eureka Experiences - designed to teach sophisticated concepts in an engaging, efficient, and affordable virtualization environment. This presentation will also address the future research and development of with these labs, and propose possible strategies for adapting them to a wide range of learners.


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