- Office: Darwin 116H. Office hours are on the SSU CS website.
- RTP Index: members of my committee can access my RTP files.
- Art collection: my students are very talented.
- Archive: all notes on this site.
My student Francisco's thesis work turned into a CVE. Well, its reserved as CVE-2017-7924 and may take some time to go up, but its discussed in DHS-ICS advisory ICSA-17-138-03. Our first CVE. Its a modest little single-packet DoS attack against the MicroLogix 1100, but pretty exciting for us!
Update: Francisco had a little news article about him written-up by his alma mater. Awesome job, Cisco!
The program for ASE'17 is out!
2017 USENIX Workshop on Advances in Security Education (ASE'17), August 15, 2017, co-located with USENIX Security in Vancouver, BC.
ASE is dedicated to serving the security education community, as a venue for cutting-edge research, best practices, and experimental curricula in computer security education. Submit your good work to ASE, and join us in Vancouver!
I recently helped SSU become a member of the Academic Alliance of the National Center for Women & Information Technology. Our goal is for our SSU's CS population to reflect SSU's diversity. As a step toward this goal, I am the PI on a CSU CRT grant related to improvements of our introductory CS course, intended to address factors contributing to an achievement gap. I am excited to begin this important work and join this tremendous community.
Our experiences on using narrative-driven alternate reality security games for first-year CS students will be appearing at the 2015 USENIX Workshop on Cyber Security Experimentation and Test (CSET15).
For a while now, we've been interested in security education with creative and engaging narratives, paired with rabbit-hole/puzzle-like structures. We wrote a grant about it and we've been trying out structure and puzzles since then.
Most recently, we got a chance to use some of these exercises described in our paper at EPIC 2015. Below, at the Cal Poly Cyber Lab, we are running through a scaffolded puzzle built around a …more ...