Cyber4All SIG

Interdisciplinary Cybersecurity (#Cyber4All)

Cybersecurity has critical political, military, economic, social, infrastructure, and information implications for our nation. Effective cybersecurity solutions require initiatives that not only prepare computer scientists to be cybersecurity professionals, but extend security education to all majors to produce a cybersecurity prepared workforce. As cyberspace has become ubiquitous, cybersecurity has become everyone’s business.

A comprehensive cybersecurity education model needs to reach all students and disciplines impacted by cybersecurity issues. The National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education (NICE) Strategic Plan aims at broadening the pool of individuals prepared to enter the cybersecurity workforce. Despite consensus on the need for a multi-disciplinary approach to cybersecurity, few paths exist for undergraduates to obtain cybersecurity education outside of computing.

Towson University is recognized by NSA/DHS as Centers of Academic Excellence in Cyber Operations and Cyber Defense. It’s time to consolidate our work in cybersecurity and bring in the diverse knowledge on cybersecurity at Towson to the same table. This SIG will foster collaboration between faculty in all colleges at Towson and provide a forum for discussion on teaching and scholarship in cybersecurity.

One primary goal of the School of Emerging Technologies is to promote collaborative and interdisciplinary research and curriculum development projects. Special Interest Groups are playing an increasing important role in this mission.


SIG Members

  • Dr. Blair Taylor – Computer and Information Sciences, Towson University
  • Dr. Siddharth Kaza – Computer and Information Sciences, Towson University
  • Dr. Jinjuan Heidi Feng – Computer and Information Sciences, Towson University
  • Dr. Natalie Scala – E-Buisness and Technology Management, Towson University
  • Dr. Michael O’Leary – Mathematics, Towson University
  • Dr. Andrew Mangle – Computer and Information Sciences, Towson University
  • Dr. Barin Nag – E-Buisness and Technology Management, Towson University
  • Dr. Brian Gorman – Sociology, Anthropology, and Criminal Justice, Towson University