FREE Spring 2022 Social Engineering Educator Workshop
The CARE (Cybersecurity in Application, Research and Education) Lab at Temple University is hosting its Spring Social Engineering (SE) Educator Workshop on Saturday, February 26th, 2022 (flyer attached).
Applications for this FREE 6-hour virtual workshop are due on February 1st, 2022! You can apply here: https://sites.temple.edu/care/educator-workshop/
The Federal Bureau of Investigation’s 2019 Internet Crime Report noted that the total financial loss from the SE tactics of business email compromise, phishing scams, and confidence fraud/romance scams totaled more than $2.23 billion. SE is a technique used by cybercriminals to psychologically manipulate individuals into disclosing sensitive information (passwords) and provide unauthorized access (downloading and executing malware files). The human factor is often regarded as the weakest link in cyberattacks, making SE a major concern for cybersecurity. Despite the significant threat posed by SE attacks, SE is often downplayed in existing cybersecurity curricula. This workshop seeks to address this limitation and will arm educators with information on how to incorporate SE projects into their classrooms in a safe and ethical manner.
We are inviting educators from ALL fields to participate as SE impacts everyone. Please note that this is NOT a technical workshop. Educators do NOT need to have skills or experience in coding, pen testing, digital forensics, etc. We are inviting educators at middle schools, high schools, 2-year and 4-year institutions. We can compensate up to 5 high school educators.
Want to know about our past workshops to get an idea of what it was like?
Summer SE Workshop
Fall SE Workshop
We are particularly interested in serving underrepresented communities as part of our Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion efforts.
Feel free to email firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions or concerns. This competition is part of the education and outreach efforts under the NSF SaTC EDU grant #2032292.
Please encourage educators to apply and help spread the word!