Sin Ming Loo, professor of electrical and computer engineering, will present at the Center for Advanced Energy Studies’ Codebreaker seminar at 3:30 p.m on April 1. Loo’s presentation, “Cyber Systems Thinking and Resilience,” will focus on a new approach to cybersecurity curriculum and research designed to provide graduates with skills to manage risk and resilience more effectively.
While traditional curriculum in the field emphasizes teaching the latest cybersecurity technologies and techniques, it does not always provide students with an understanding of the complex systems in which cybersecurity exists, at the organizational level and within society as a whole. This new approach centers on systems thinking, a process of understanding how things influence one another within an organization or a more complex system.
Loo, an INL joint appointee, joined Boise State’s Electrical and Computer Engineering Department in 2003, and served as department chair from 2012-2014. He is the director of Cyber-Physical Systems Security and oversees the Cyber Lab for Industrial Control Systems. Loo collaborated with INL to design the curriculum for degrees in cyber operations and resilience, and graduate certificates in analyst and threat intelligence, resilience engineering, and governance policy administration. Boise State began offering online courses for these degrees and certificates in the fall.
The CAES Codebreaker seminar takes place on the first Thursday of the month at 3:30 p.m.