Enhancing Cyber Security Education Using POGIL  NSF logo

Cybersecurity programs in universities and colleges need to produce cybersecurity professionals who not only have in-depth technical knowledge in cybersecurity, but also have “soft skills” including communication, enthusiasm and attitude, team work, networking, problem solving and critical thinking, and professionalism. 

Cybersecurity Topics in POGIL  

Cryptography

Topic 1: Symmetric encryption

Topic 2: Public key encryption

Topic 3: Key Management

Access control

Topic 4: Discretionary access control (DAC)

Topic 5: Mandatory access control (MAC)

Network Security

Topic 6: Secure Network Protocols – IPSec

Topic 7: Secure Network Protocols – SSL

Topic 8: Firewall

Topic 9: Intrusion Detection Systems (IDSs)

Risk Management

Topic 10: Risk Analysis Part I and Part II

Web Security

Topic 11: Cross-Site Scripting & Defense

Topic 12: SQL Injection and Mitigation

Secure Coding

Topic 13: Buffer overflow

Topic 14: Input Validation

Topic 15: Integer Vulnerability

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