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Dec. 07, 2020

APSCE Webinar Series VIII: Using Game Jam to Influence Cybersecurity Education

APSCE Webinar Series VIII: Using Game Jam to Influence Cybersecurity Education

Speaker: Dr. Lorie Liebrock ([email protected]) and Ms. Amy Knowles ([email protected])

Date: 17 December 2020, Thursday
Time: Dec. 17 at 6pm MST (https://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/fixedtime.html?iso=20201217T18&p1=5735&ah=1)

FREE Registration (due 15 December): http://bit.ly/apscewebinar8

With the growth of the daily online activities, the issues of high-tech crime arise. We must improve awareness of the importance of cybersecurity as well as encourage students to dedicate their efforts to cybersecurity. We have organized a game-development activity to help high-school and college students understand the concepts of cybersecurity through developing cybersecurity educational games. We will outline the process and timeline for the activity and some participants in the activity will demonstrate their cybersecurity education games during this webinar.


Dr. Lorie M. Liebrock is the Director of the New Mexico Cybersecurity Center of Excellence and the New Mexico Tech Cybersecurity Education Center.  Her work with the Cybersecurity Centers leads projects including a Summer Institute with Sandia National Laboratories, an expansion project for Codebreaker Challenge, and an economic development project to help New Mexico companies prepare for Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification. She is a Professor of Computer Science and Engineering. Dr. Liebrock has extensive experience in cybersecurity, as well as parallel and high performance computing. Her research includes enterprise-wide cybersecurity, foundations of computer science, information assurance, parallel processing, and visualization with a focus on complex problems that require the integration of many aspects of computer science.  This provides many student research opportunities, as she integrates students in all of her research - from freshmen to Ph.D. candidates.

Amy Knowles is an instructor in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology (New Mexico Tech). In addition to her teaching responsibilities, Amy is the Women in Computer Science (WiCS@nmt) Coordinator and is dedicated to encouraging young women to pursue careers in computer science. Her research interests include dynamic simulation of physical behavior, multiresolution modeling, procedural modeling and rendering, and general computing on graphics processing units (GPUs).