Want to engage your college students more deeply in your course topic and assess their understanding of course materials? Have them create a branching web-comic using Comic-BEE instead of writing a term paper! Students have reported that writing a comic in Comic-BEE is more enjoyable than writing a paper, and instructors say that reading the comics was faster to evaluate than a paper with citations. Read more about this novel approach, and learn about one professor’s experience using Comic-BEE.
November is National Career Development month and November 12-17 is National Cybersecurity Career Awareness Week (NCCAW). Comic-BEE will be doing its part to support NCCAW’s goal to inspire, educate, and engage children through adults to pursue careers in cybersecurity.
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 [...]
We are pleased to announce that Comic-BEE was selected as the Best Student Learning Aid in the 2nd Annual Innovations in Cybersecurity Education Awards from the National CyberWatch Center. The awards were announced on August 2, 2018 at the 2018 Community College Cyber Summit (3CS) at Mt. Hood Community College, in Gresham, Oregon. Built on research with educators and developed by Secure Decisions, Comic-BEE is a web application that lets educators and students design, script, storyboard, and publish branching interactive [...]
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, [...]
A recent article from Newsday investigated the exorbitant costs associated with cyber security breaches, and concluded that the majority of these breaches are the result of staff that is poorly trained to identify relevant cyber threats.
On July 11, 2017, Nextgov.com, an all-day information resource for federal technology decision makers, highlighted Comic-BEE and the use of comics to boost cyber training.
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.