Computer Science Curricula’s Failure - What Should We Do Now?

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Computer Science Curricula’s Failure - What Should 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 and Brandeis are 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. All are encourage to attend to submit your feedback to help!


Ming Chow - @0xmchow

Ming Chow is a Senior Lecturer at the Tufts University Department of Computer Science. His areas of work are in web and mobile engineering and web security. He was a web application developer for ten years at Harvard University. Ming has spoken at numerous organizations and conferences including the High Technology Crime Investigation Association - New England Chapter (HTCIA-NE), the Massachusetts Office of the Attorney General (AGO), John Hancock, OWASP, InfoSec World, DEF CON, Intel, SOURCE Conference, and BSides Boston. He was a mentor for a Proving Ground speaker at BSides Las Vegas in 2014 and 2015.

Roy Wattanasin - @wr0

Roy Wattanasin is an adjunct faculty at Brandeis University in both the Health and Medical Informatics and Information Security graduate programs. He spends most of his time leading, teaching and developing information security programs, finding vulnerabilities, performing incident response and working on many projects. Roy has spoken at many conferences including RSA, ISSA International, Source Conference, Braintank, Cyber Security World, OWASP and the Security BSides conferences. He is also a healthcare information security professional. He was a mentor for a Proving Ground speaker at BSides Las Vegas in 2015.