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March 2017
Date: Tuesday - March 21, 2017
Topic: The Cyber Security Education Gap - What Do We Do Now?
Speaker: Ming Chow

Abstract

The Cyber Security Education Gap - What Do We Do Now?

We are still facing the same security vulnerabilities from over a decade ago. The problems are not going away anytime soon and a reason is because Computer Science curricula are still churning out students who are not even exposed to security. This talk will address the lack of emphasis on information security in Computer Science curricula, how CS curricula have an obligation, how to gradually fix the problem by integrating security into many Computer Science undergraduate and graduate classes, and success stories from students. This talk will also discuss what Tufts is currently working on to further address the security education problem by creating a joint cyber security and policy program that spans multiple departments. Additional points and feedback from the audience are encouraged to help with the issue.

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About the Speaker

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Ming Chow

Ming Chow is a Senior Lecturer at the Tufts University Department of Computer Science. His areas of work are in web and mobile security and web and mobile engineering. Ming has spoken at numerous organizations and conferences including the HTCIA, OWASP, InfoSec World, Design Automation Conference (DAC), DEF CON, Intel, SOURCE, and BSides. Ming was recently named the 2016 Henry and Madeline Fischer Award recipient at Tufts, awarded annually to a faculty member of the School of Engineering judged by graduating seniors of the School of Engineering to be "Engineering's Teacher of the Year."

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