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Allen Parrish

Allen Parrish

Associate Vice President for Research and Professor of Computer Science and Engineering, Mississippi State University

Allen Parrish, Ph.D., is Associate Vice President for Research and Professor of Computer Science and Engineering at Mississippi State University. Parrish works with internal and external university constituencies to facilitate research collaboration and to enhance MSU’s research portfolio. Parrish was previously a professor of cyber science and chair of the Department of Cyber Science at the United States Naval Academy, where he helped to start the cyber operations program. Prior to his time at Navy, Parrish served for 26 years on the faculty at the University of Alabama in a variety of roles, including professor of computer science, associate vice president for research, and founding director of the Center for Advanced Public Safety. He earned his doctorate in computer and information science from the Ohio State University.

Program Educational Objectives and the National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education

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The NICE Workforce Framework provides a tool for employers to use to specify work roles within the cybersecurity professional space. The NICE framework can also be used to express outcomes for courses and curricula within the cybersecurity training and education space. ABET requires that accredited programs specify educational objectives that are consistent with the needs […]

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The Future of Cybersecurity Accreditation: 2-year Programs

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Efforts have been underway for the past couple of years to begin to accredit community college cybersecurity programs. This work follows a successful effort to introduce cybersecurity program criteria for four-year programs, an effort that completed in 2018 with program evaluations to begin for in the 2019-2020 cycle. ABET and CSAB have formed a joint […]

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