Laurin Buchanan, Principal Investigator for Comic-BEE, has joined the Editorial Board of Cybersecurity Skills Journal: Practice and Research (CSJ), published by the National CyberWatch Center (NCC).

The CSJ is a unique “hybrid-access” scholarly publication focused exclusively on cybersecurity skills and is the first publication to bridge the profession’s theory-practice divide by publishing research on the theories, measurement methods, evidence-based practices, and effective pedagogy required for the skilled performance of cybersecurity tactics, techniques, and protocols. The journal’s goal is to improve the cybersecurity workforce by freely disseminating research and provide private access to digital tools and guides.

As Principal Investigator at Secure Decisions, Laurin leads R&D projects on cybersecurity education and improving the human cybersecurity decision processes. Her prior 20 years’ experience managing, securing and defending corporate networks informs her research projects, which have been funded by DHS S&T CSD, the U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory, and the National Science Foundation. Laurin is a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) and was a subject matter expert participant in the development of the National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education’s Workforce Framework. She has developed training and education materials for a wide range of audiences, and regularly publishes about her research in peer-reviewed journals. A frequent speaker at conferences and events, Laurin is also currently co-chair of the NICE Working Group’s Competitions Subgroup.

Laurin Buchanan brings a practitioner perspective to the Editorial Board, which includes Drs. David Tobey, Eman El-Sheikh, Robin Gandhi, Beth Hawthorne, as well as NCC Executive Director, Casey O’Brien. You can read more about the journal, its mission, and its Editorial Board here.

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