Sin Ming Loo

Sin Ming Loo, PhD, is currently a Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Boise State University. He joined Boise State University in 2003 as Assistant Professor. Since joining Boise State University, he has had research funding from FAA, Boeing, EPA, DOE, Idaho SBOE IGEM, and Idaho Commerce IGEM. At Boise State University, he oversees the Cyber Lab for Industrial Control Systems and leading the effort in developing curriculum in cyber and physical security. His teaching interests are in the areas of logic design, cyber-physical systems security, and rapid prototyping of digital systems.

Expanding Community Initiatives to Meet IS Talent Needs

Information Security departments are experiencing an extremely difficult time acquiring qualified individuals to meet unfilled employment positions and this shortage is a huge challenge for companies. Having a pool of qualified pool of candidates to take on Information Security positions does not seem to be something that will be resolved anytime soon, and we need additional options to help meet these needs.

Our local Boise ISSA Chapter is teaming up with local colleges and universities to form local academic initiative that will coordinate efforts between academia and industry to help provide streamlined opportunities for individuals pursuing Information Security careers. Boise State University is providing key support in helping modify curricula to make Information Security fundamental to traditional STEM degrees.

Fuli Chavez, Director of Education at the Boise ISSA Chapter will discuss local efforts and vision with regards to this community outreach initiative. Sin Ming Loo, Professor and Director of Cyber Lab for Industrial Control Systems will share BSU’s current and proposed curriculums to help address the need for cyber and physical security exposure to all STEM disciplines and potentially all students.