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Cybersecurity Skills Journal Special Issue on Diversifying the Cybersecurity Workforce: Frequently Asked Questions

  • 17 Feb 2021
  • 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
  • Eastern Time


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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) 

for the

Cybersecurity Skills Journal Special Issue on Diversifying the  Cybersecurity Workforce

February 17th from 4 pm to 5 pm Eastern Time

Do you have models, data, experiences, or instructional designs that suggest how our nation can succeed in diversifying the cybersecurity workforce? If so, we invite you to consider submitting a paper proposal or draft abstract that conforms to the structured abstract format specified in the Cybersecurity Skills Journal Manuscript Content Guidelines

In this Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) Workshop, members of the Editorial Board will discuss the CSJ's unique constructive process in which large peer reviewer panels assist authors in developing their research towards a scholarly rigorous, practically relevant publication in the Cybersecurity Skills Journal. During this hands-on workshop, you will have the opportunity to ask questions and practice developing a structural abstract from your idea, case experience, presentation, or early manuscript draft. At the end of the workshop, or shortly thereafter, you will be ready to make a submission in response the Special Issue Call for Abstracts.

Submission topics

Sections of CSJ issues are targeted to a specific audience that is primarily interested in practice, research, or education. Some examples of topic areas of interest in these sections are: 

Practice Topics

  • unique challenges encountered by cybersecurity professionals in applying their knowledge, skill, and abilities 

  • case studies or other qualitative analyses demonstrating the application of innovative tactics, techniques and protocols which highlight critical or often overlooked skill requirements for cybersecurity professionals

Research Topics

  • theoretical/conceptual research with implications for cybersecurity capabilities

  • original empirical research on effective practices

  • in-depth, systematic reviews of the research and literature in specific areas of evidence-based practice

  • research on cybersecurity professional practice and performance requirements

Education Topics

  • instructional designs, pedagogy, or curricula materials

  • assessments of cybersecurity knowledge, skill, and ability as defined by published cybersecurity competency taxonomies (e.g., Newhouse, Keith, Scribner & Witt, 2017; Tobey, Gandhi, Watkins & O’Brien, 2018)

  • practice/challenge lab designs 



Dr. David H. Tobey

Managing Editor

Cybersecurity Skills Journal: Practice and Research


Laurin Buchanan

Principal Investigator

Secure Decisions

Associate Editor, Practice

Dr. Robin Gandhi

Associate Editor, Research

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