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Call for proposals: Build-A-Lab


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The Build-A-Lab program requests proposals to build lab modules on security topics using the Security Injections@Towson templates. Labs utilizing multimedia techniques to engage students are especially encouraged. These labs will added to the Security Injections library with full attribution to the original author.

Honorarium: $600 for building the labs and participation in the evaluation and revision.

May 30th every year. The proposal should include (1 page): module topic, target course level, modality (if appropriate), programming language, and a brief overview of the proposed lab.

It is expected that the labs will be designed and developed over the summer and piloted and revised in the fall semester.

Potential Topics

Please refer to the table mapping security  injections to the draft CS 2013 curriculum for potential topics. Topics listed below are illustrative.

Computer Literacy courses
  • Overview of security
  • Confidentiality, Integrity, Assurance (CIA)
  • Malware
  • E-commerce
  • Peer-to-peer issues
  • Privacy on Social Networks
  • Information sharing and data mining
  • Mobile devices
  • Identity theft
  • Social engineering
  • Risk Assessment
 CS0, CS1, CS2 courses
  • Intro to vulnerabilities, CIA
  • File handling
  • Misusing interfaces with third-party code
Contact: Please contact us (Blair Taylor, Siddharth Kaza, Beth Hawthorne) at for more details.

This project is supported by the National Science Foundation under grant DUE-1241738

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