Cyber Security Education

Cyber Security Partnerships

Shared Curriculum

Rose State College has adopted an academic degree or certificate program in Information Assurance (IA) and Digital Forensics (DF). 

Information Assurance Curriculum (Memorandum of Agreement)

  1. Articulation agreement with Oklahoma State University Institute of Technology - Full articulation agreement between AAS in Cyber Security and OSU-IT BAT in Information Assurance and Forensics.
  2. Articulation agreement with Mid-Del Career Technology Center - Articulation agreement between Rose State AAS and Mid Del introductory classes in IT and Information Assurance.

Rose State College is currently the lead curriculum developer for Digital Forensics and Mobile Communications. Rose State also is assisting another consortium member with their development of Secure Coding development.

Proposed Mobile Communications Devices Curriculum (PDF)
Proposed Security Coding Curriculum (PDF) 

Sample Lab from Digital Forensics using John the Ripper
Click to view a PDF of the Lab Setup
Click to view a PDF Lab Handout

Distance Education Technology

By virtue of having Technical Area District Funding available to the College, Rose State College is able to acquire and replace information technology across campus.  Therefore, faculty are encouraged and use technology routinely in their classes, no matter the modality.  Support is also available in the form of professional development to help faculty develop and establish technologically rich courses which are instructionally sound.  Two specialists:  one technical and one instructional design are full-time professionals who are available to faculty throughout the College on demand.

Rose State faculty have been very aggressive in utilizing video lectures in the form of podcasts.  RSC's iTunes University

Rose State College just introduced a new virtualization system allowing for distance learning opportunities for all colleges belonging to the CSEC partnership. PDF presentation

IA Practitioners

Rose State College supports 35 student organizations. Students in the Information Assurance field established the Cyber Security Club in 2006. The Cyber Security Club provides opportunities for students to interact and prepare for collegiate competitions as well as a forum to invite technical and business leaders to demonstrate new technology to students. The Cyber Security Club also brings in business leaders to present current topics related to information assurance and digital forensics at monthly meetings.

The Cyber Security Club also participates in the campus-wide service-learning initiative, giving students another avenue to get much needed hands-on training in the field of cyber security. Students submit projects at the beginning of the semester through their faculty members to the Service-Learning Coordinator.  During the semester, students document hours and activities that are accomplished.  The goal is to teach students the value of community service within their areas of expertise.  Service Learning Program.

Due to its visibility and extensive participation on campus, the Rose State College Cyber Security Club was named the Club of the Year for 2010.

Rose State also assists in the delivery of IA courses to fellow consortium institutions. Lectures are also given on Information Assurance and Identity theft to numerous state and local organizations. During 2009, six (6) lectures and three (3) full classes were conducted. Some of the most recent lecturers for the academic year of 2009-2010 include:

  1. Tiffany Smith from the Midwest City Police Department Criminal Investigations Unit. She spoke on such topics as forensics, crime scene analysis and others. Tiffany spoke at the monthly meeting of the Cyber Security Club in Spring 2010.
  2. Charles Thigpen from the United States Postal Investigation Unit spoke about postal security inspections, and how the postal system fights cyber crime. Charles spoke at the monthly meeting of the Cyber Security Club in Spring 2010.
  3. Sean Satterlee (former NSA) is the Cyber Security Investigator for the Chickasaw Nation and will be speaking about security in gaming institutions. He will also made a presentation on "Exploiting the Critical Space: The Art of Espionage". Sean spoke at the monthly meeting of the Cyber Security Club in Spring 2010.
  4. Dr. Sujeet Shenoi, Tulsa University Cyber Corps Director, spoke on training Cyber MacGyver's at the monthly meeting of the Cyber Security Club in Spring 2010.

Internship Opportunities

Internship opportunities are also provided to students during their last semester prior to graduation at Rose State College. The two largest sponsors of these internships are:

  1. Federal Aviation Administration - The Federal Aviation Administration at the Mike Monroney Aeronautical Center currently employs seven (7) students in either internships or full time positions.
  2. Defense Information Systems Agency – The Defense Information Systems Agency DISA currently employs two (2) Rose State College students, one (1) in an internship position and 1 full time.
  3. Dell - Dell currently employs four (4) Rose State College students, one (1) in an internship position and three (3) in full time positions.

Students are also encouraged to join and participate in the Oklahoma Chapter of Infraguard. InfraGard is a cooperative undertaking between the U.S. Government (led by the FBI) and an association of businesses, academic institutions, state and local law enforcement agencies, and other participants dedicated to increasing the security of United States critical infrastructures.  Oklahoma Chapter of Infraguard.