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Summer Research Program for High School Teachers A program that aims to engage high school teachers in cyber security research experience and deploy them to introduce students to the challenges of cyber security.

Monday, July 7th–Friday, August 15th apply online


Learn to teach and mentor future cyber security leaders The NYU Polytechnic School of Engineering CSAW Summer Research Program for High School Teachers provides a unique opportunity for high school educators to receive training and development in cyber security as part of a study sponsored by the National Science Foundation, in conjunction with the NYU School of Engineering’s Department of Computer Science and Engineering. Ten high school teachers from the metropolitan area will be selected for six weeks of cyber security training. During the two-week “Guided Training” portion of the program, teachers will receive intensive training in cyber security by means of lectures, discussions and hands-on learning exercises. During the four-week “Collaborative Research” portion, teams of teachers will be paired with a faculty member for a collaborative research experience. The goal of the program is for attendees to develop a computer science curriculum that includes cyber security research and clubs for at their school. (For more information about the Information Systems and Internet Security (ISIS) laboratory, visit: In the Fall, the accepted teachers are also encouraged to register a team to participate in the nation-wide CSAW High School Forensics Challenge allowing their students to participate and get a first hand experience working on security related issues. For more information on last years CSAW event, visit: Also in the Fall, all attendees will be required to attend RET Day at NYU to showcase their research to their colleagues and school district administrators for a wider adoption of the project’s activities. The program takes place daily from 9:00am to 5:00pm. All participants are required to use their own laptops throughout the program. A laptop will not be supplied.

classroom topics n Risk, vulnerabilities and threats,

n Understanding of basic network protocols.

and attack trees

n Cryptography, overview of public–and

private-key cryptography, hashing and one-way functions

n Access control mechanisms, authentication

models and security models

n Operating systems security, virtualization.

software fault isolation, performance isolation, security policy formation and enforcement

Network based attacks Intrusion detection systems including network mapping, port scanning, sniffing, DoS, DDoS, reflection attacks, attacks on DNS, and leveraging P2P deployments for attacks. Firewalls and perimeter security

n Secure networking protocols principles

and examples including PGP, SSL, IPsec, and wireless security protocols

n Digital forensics, data and file-system

analysis, steganography, file carving and memory analysis

application requirements

stipends for participants

Ideal applicants for the program will have:

n $9,000 stipend

n A  minimum of 3 years teaching experience in math, science, computer programming or networking

n A  capacity to organize a cyber security club  at their high school

n T  ime to mentor a team in the CSAW  High School Forensics Challenge

n A  willingness to work with school officials to integrate cyber security into existing math (or equivilent) curriculums

benefits to teachers n R  einforce computer science and 

application deadline Wednesday, April 30, 2014 You will be notified of our decision by: Friday, May 16, 2014

for course content information contact

cyber security skills

n L  earn to mentor a team to compete in CSAW High School Forensics Challenge

n N  etwork with other high school teachers

Nasir Memon  718-260-3970

n B  ring the latest theory and practice in cyber security instruction to your classroom

benefits to schools n D  evelop teachers with a solid foundation in cyber security who will encourage students to participate in cyber security competitions

for additional Information Contact Joy Colelli  718-637-5917

n R  eceive software needed for the competition n D  evelop introduction to computer science curriculum

teacher responsibilities To receive a full stipend, participants are required to:

n A  ttend and complete the six week-long summer research program

n P  articipate in academic year follow-up activities n C  oach a CSAW team at their own school n S  erve as a CSAW mentor to a local high school educator to assist in starting a team

n If your high school’s team is selected as a finalist, participants in the all-expense-paid competition in New York City from Thursday, November 13th to Saturday, November 15th

Apply today

CSAW Summer Research for High School Teachers