Nearly a decade ago, the Secure Decisions team created branching, graphic comics by hand for a cybersecurity education research project. The resulting web comics were well received but fairly expensive to create: each one took about a man month of time, and required both a graphic artist and a computer programmer to put together. Why did we spend all that time creating web comics for cybersecurity education? Stories are how we pass all kinds of knowledge on to children. And [...]
Branching, interactive graphic stories –web comics– are a relative of “choose your own adventure” stories. Long a favorite of bored parents, these stories allow a child to make choices on behalf of a character, causing the story to follow a variety of branches that result in different outcomes. This form of interactive storytelling is best when served in images, sequentially presenting the images in the manner of a comic. A graphic story can be more informative than plain text, and [...]
Laurin Buchanan, Principal Investigator for Comic-BEE, has joined the Editorial Board of Cybersecurity Skills Journal: Practice and Research (CSJ), published by the National CyberWatch Center (NCC). The CSJ is a unique “hybrid-access” scholarly publication focused exclusively on cybersecurity skills and is the first publication to bridge the profession's theory-practice divide by publishing research on the theories, measurement methods, evidence-based practices, and effective pedagogy required for the skilled performance of cybersecurity tactics, techniques, and protocols. The journal’s goal is to improve [...]
Laurin Buchanan, Principal Investigator for Secure Decisions and an industry leader in cyber security education, was invited to speak at the 2018 CyberUSA Conference on January 30th, in San Antonio, Texas. Ms. Buchanan will be part of a panel exploring new advancements in cyber security education programs and practices. Moderated by Loyce Pailen, of the University of Maryland, Ms. Buchanan will be joined on the panel by Akhtar Lodgher of Texas A&M University’s Computing and Cyber Security department, and Matt Loeb, [...]
Comic-BEE to be a Featured Presentation at DHS’s 2017 Cyber Security R&D Showcase and Technical Workshop
Secure Decisions has been selected by the DHSecurity S&T, Cyber Security Division to present Comic-BEE at the 2017 Cyber Security R&D Showcase and Technical Workshop in Washington, D.C.
Secure Decisions to present cybersecurity education research at the Colloquium for Information System Security Educators
Laurin Buchanan, Principal Investigator for cyber security education research at Secure Decisions, will be presenting about recent innovations in cyber security education at the 21st Colloquium for Information Systems Security Educators (CISSE) in Las Vegas, NV.
Laurin Buchanan, Principal Investigator at Secure Decisions, to speak at Suffolk County Community College’s Cybersecurity Conference
The L.I. Cybersecurity Conference at Suffolk County Community College (SCCC) is scheduled to be on Friday, June 9, 2017. SCCC is launching a Cybersecurity and Information Assurance Associate in Applied Science (A.A.S.) degree program this fall.
Secure Decisions, an industry leader in cyber security awareness, has been sponsored by DHS S&T, cyber security division to continue development of Comic-BEE, an interactive cyber security education tool.