Cybersecurity Curriculum at Your Finger Tips: A Usability Study of CLARK Digital Repository
iROC - Investigating Research on Campus
Please be with us April 4th when Sagar Raina, Division of Math and Information Technology, will present Cybersecurity Curriculum atYour Finger Tips: A Usability Study of CLARK Digital Repository.
Cybersecurity is a global crisis. As Cyber threats and attacks are continuously increasing, there is a great demand of skilled cybersecurity workforce. To address this, academia, industry and government have focused on cybersecurity education. Several educational institutions across united states have introduced cybersecurity programs and number of such institutions are growing. Despite of all these initiatives, there are several challenges including effective cybersecurity curriculum and prepared cybersecurity faculty.
One of the solutions to address these challenges is a need of usable cybersecurity digital library that allows: 1) cybersecurity experts including faculty to submit their course materials; 2) interested users to search and download cybersecurity expert-reviewed learning materials. Recently, Towson University has been working on design and implementation of CLARK (The Cybersecurity Labs and Resource Knowledge-base), a project funded by National Security Agency. CLARK is a prototype curriculum management platform that hosts diverse cybersecurity learning objects. The usage statistics indicate more than one thousand submissions and downloads of cybersecurity learning objects. Considering the growing usage of CLARK, evaluating system usability becomes critical for effective, efficient and satisfactory user experience. As a part of NSA funded grant received by MSMC faculty, a research study is underway to assess usability of the CLARK system. This presentation explores the CLARK system and presents the methods, instruments and the results of the usability study.
Cybersecurity Curriculum at Your Finger Tips: A Usability Study of CLARK Digital Repository will take place in Kaplan Library Room 218 in the Dominican Center. This event has been approved FYE credit as College Connection. All are welcome to attend. Light refreshments will be served. We hope to see you there!
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