Cybersecurity Capabilities and Careers Symposia (3CS) Session Proposal Development Workshop

  • 18 Nov 2023
  • 9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Penn State Schuylkill 200 University Drive Schuylkill Haven, PA 17972


  • Applicant for Cyber Ready G-Force Fellowship
  • Attendee who wishes to observe the mentoring sessions to learn how to develop successful proposals for conferences, grants, or publications.

    PLEASE NOTE: Observer registrations must be canceled at least 10 days prior to the event, as costs will be incurred to support your attendance that must be confirmed by that date.
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3CS Session Proposal Development Workshop

November 18, 2023

Penn State Schuylkill

200 University Drive

Schuylkill Haven, PA 17972

Cybersecurity Capabilities and Careers Symposia (3CS) sessions explore or document innovative ideas, evidence-based practices, and demonstration of techniques and technologies for raising the capability maturity of the cybersecurity workforce.  Proposers of sessions for upcoming regional or national 3CS are encouraged to submit a brief abstract of their session idea. The lead author of an accepted session proposal will receive a $200 participation stipend and a travel stipend of up to $550 based on your distance from the workshop venue. Please refer to the Call for Session Proposals for further details on the dates, times, and locations.

Receive guidance from experienced session presenters and facilitators during the one-day 3CS Session Proposal Development Workshop. Workshop mentors receive a $500 participation stipend and a travel stipend up to $550 based on your distance from the workshop venue. All workshop mentors are recognized as a Fellow of the Cyber Ready G-Force -- the generating force raising cybersecurity capabilities and career readiness.

OBSERVERS WELCOME: Want to learn how to develop a successful conference, grant, or publication proposal?  If you do not have a session idea ready to present, you can attend the workshop as an observer for only $25.


9:30 am - 10:00 am: Introductions 

10:15 am - 12:30 pm:  Breakouts based on the proposed session type. Guided development of a session proposal pitch.

Dialogue sessions:  A dialogue session is an exchange of ideas between experts and stakeholders, facilitated by the session moderator, highlighting different points of view, experiences, and expertise on a problem or area related to cybersecurity practices, including designing, developing, evaluating, learning, teaching, or performing cybersecurity roles and functions. Dialogue proposals should specify a problem limiting the development of cybersecurity capability maturity that is not well understood or addressed. The proposal should also include 3-5 thought-provoking, open-ended questions that will gather insights and experiences from session attendees about the factors that are the likely and substantive causes of this problem as well as potential inverventions that can impact the influence of causal factors to bring about a desired change in the problem. The goal of a Dialogue is to discover common themes and ideas for a future systematic study. 

Evidence-Based Practice Sessions: Methods or interventions that data shows to be effective or ineffective in achieving a specific outcome. Proposals should specify how the method or intervention has impacted individual competence development or organizational effectiveness, preferably referencing the population studied and the correlation or effect size of the intervention factors on the level or degree of a desirable outcome or outcomes. Methods or interventions can be protocols or procedures for professional practice or curriculum or instructional designs for use by educators or trainers. 

Demonstrations: Technical demonstrations that showcase the capabilities and features of the technology or technique for raising cybersecurity capability maturity, preferably including a hands-on experience for the audience. Breakouts based on the proposed session type

12:45 pm - 2:00 pm: Working Lunch - Presentation Pitches. Roundtable presentations over lunch to workshop mentors from other session types to provide differing perspectives on the session proposal.

2:15 pm - 4:00 pm: Breakouts based on the proposed session type. Preparing to submit your session proposals.

4:00 pm - 4:45 pm: Workshop mentor panel presentation and closing remarks.

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