UC partners with Philippines to offer cybersecurity education model

UC cybersecurity experts present workshop on cyber education to Philippine officials

Cybersecurity experts from across several colleges at the University of Cincinnati presented a multi-day, virtual workshop on new approaches to cyber education for Philippine higher education officials in July. 

The four-day workshop is part of an effort to expand educational opportunities in cybersecurity in the Philippines, for which the University of Cincinnati’s interdisciplinary approach can serve as a model. UC professors presented on various topics including the technical and social sciences elements of cybersecurity, international standards for accreditation, workforce development, and best practices for cyber educators. 

The event is part of an initiative driven by UC’s Gregory Winger, a former U.S. Fulbright Scholar to the Philippines. Winger is an assistant professor of political science and faculty fellow at the UC Center for Cyber Strategy and Policy

For the workshop, the Center for Cyber Strategy and Policy and the Ohio Cyber Range Institute at UC partnered with the Philippine-American Educational Foundation, the Philippine Commission on Higher Education, and the U.S. Embassy in the Philippines.

More than 140 officials attended the virtual workshop from the Philippine Commission on Higher Education and Philippine universities and colleges.  

In addition to Winger, UC panelists included Marc Cahay, professor and head of the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science; Richard J. Harknett, professor and head of the Department of Political Science, co-director of the Ohio Cyber Range Institute and chair of the Center for Cyber Strategy and Policy; Rebekah Michael, assistant professor educator in the School of Information Technology and executive staff director of the Ohio Cyber Range Institute; Ryan Moore, assistant professor educator in the School of Information Technology and lead educator for Ohio Cyber Range Institute; Hazem Said, professor and founding director of the School of Information Technology, co-founder/co-director of the Ohio Cyber Range Institute.   

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