Project-Based Learning Inspires Cybersecurity Students: A Scholarship-for-Service Research Study

Alan T. Sherman, Peter A.H. Peterson, Enis Golaszewski, Edward Lafemina, Ethan Goldschen, Mohammed Khan, Lauren Mundy, Mykah Rather, Bryan Solis, Wubnyonga Tete, Edwin Valdez, Brian Weber, Damian Doyle, Casey O'Brien, Linda Oliva, Joseph Roundy, Jack Suess

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Over four summer days in 2017, cybersecurity students at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC) analyzed the security of a targeted portion of the UMBC campus network, discovering numerous flaws, creating proof-of-concept exploits, and providing practical recommendations for mitigation. We report on this novel summer research study; its technical findings; and takeaways for students, educators, and Information Technology Departments.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number8713283
Pages (from-to)82-88
Number of pages7
JournalIEEE Security and Privacy
Issue number3
StatePublished - May 1 2019

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