Cybersecurity for Safer Society

Journal of Cybersecurity Awareness & Education


Journal of Cybersecurity Awareness & Education (CAE Journal) serves as a forum for higher education students to develop their research foundations through a better understanding of core cybersecurity elements that underpin our National Infrastructure and a global technological integration. The CAE journal aims to encourage student research to address cybersecurity challenges and, in the process, engage them in scholarly activities to instill the value of research as a critical component of cybersecurity profession. 


The scope of CAE Journal is multi-disciplinary with broad focus on cybersecurity education, training and awareness. We encourage secondary research with an emphasis on identifying particularly vexing cybersecurity issues.


CAE Journal is dedicated to the dissemination of research contributions by students around the globe focused on improving information security. The journal intends to become a platform for students, cybersecurity practitioners, and business managers to gain foundational knowledge so as to develop lasting solutions for the pervasive information security problems.

Journal Categories

CAE Journal categories are focused on fostering structure and confidence in student academic works to create a more robust, information secure society tomorrow. 

The Journal invites contributions under these three primary categories: 

Secondary Research, Case Studies, and Review Articles.

Secondary Research

This category aims to drill down into a single problem area specifically related to data loss to help others understand and avoid similar circumstances.

Case Studies

This category focuses on looking at an existing data breach through a specific lens to help existing and new business leaders avoid the pitfalls of yesterday.

Review Articles

This category supports a broader understanding of topics business may want to invest in, integrate, partner with, include as federated services, or technologically infuse into their strategy.


Open Access

We follow Budapest Open Access Initiative (BOAI) funding model in that it all content is freely available to individuals and institutions without an embargo period. 

What is open access?

Here is the definition of "open access" from the BOAI: "By 'open access' to this literature, we mean its free availability on the public internet, permitting any users to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of these articles, crawl them for indexing, pass them as data to software, or use them for any other lawful purpose, without financial, legal, or technical barriers other than those inseparable from gaining access to the internet itself. The only constraint on reproduction and distribution, and the only role for copyright in this domain, should be to give authors control over the integrity of their work and the right to be properly acknowledged and cited."

Access to Papers

You may access all papers published in the Journal of Cybersecurity Awareness & Education by clicking on the button below. 

Editorial Team

Dr. Derek Sedlack



Jeffrey Schulman


Industry Editor

Thomas A. Talmadge


Government Editor

Editorial Board

Dr. Corinna B. Robinson


Joint Special Operations University 

(U.S. Special Operations Command)

Dr. Gurvirender Tejay


University of Colorado Colorado Springs 

Dr. Stephen Huang


University of Houston

Volume 1 Issue 1


Sedlack (2019)

Real-time Contextual Intrusion Detection

Charif (2019)

Key Management and Secure Communications

Petersen (2019)

Social Engineering Penetration Testing

Talmadge (2019)

Entropy: An Essential Component of Cryptographic Security

Schulman, Jr. (2019)

Database Security Request for Proposal: Defending both Internal and Public Facing Databases

Talmadge (2019)

Acceptance and Copyright

Review of Manuscript

Manuscripts will be accepted on the basis of the contribution, in particular, implications or recommendations towards organizational or societal issues concerning digital society. Manuscripts are reviewed by the editorial team for acceptance before publication. 

The editorial team consists of experts in the field, which includes individuals with doctoral degrees, as well as, C-level executives with extensive cybersecurity and information privacy experience. We reserve the right to recommend or reject revisions of the manuscript provided there are justifiable reasons, such as inconsistency of article, lack of contribution, or plagiarism issues. 

Copyright Policy

All work published by Cybersecurity Perspectives is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License. You may find additional information about the license at the following link:


Author Guidelines

All manuscripts must adhere to the following requirements:

1.  Length of the paper:  Maximum page limit listed below includes references and appendices

  • Secondary Research: 8 pages
  • Case Studies: 8 pages
  • Review Articles: 10 pages

2.  Proper sectioning of manuscript. Authors can section manuscript as desired, but must contain an abstract, introduction, conclusion and executive summary. 

  • The conclusion section should clearly highlight the implications or recommendations of the paper both from a research and industry perspective.
  • The executive summary should be 1 page, clearly present the problem and recommendations for a practitioner of two market segments.

3.  Body of the Paper: The general text of the paper, excluding headings and title, should be written with following format specifications:

  • Font: Times New Roman
  • Font Size: 12, regular
  • Line spacing: 1.5-point line spaced
  • Alignment: left
  • Margins (inches): Left: 1; Right: 1; Top: 1; Bottom: 1

4.  Figures and Tables: These should be properly numbered. 

  • Figure labels at bottom of figure.
  • Table labels at top of table.

5.  Reference Style: Please use American Psychological Association (APA) format for the paper and references.

6. Page Numbers: Please enter page number as footer for each page.

  • Page numbers should be at the bottom right of the page 
  • Page numbers should follow the same font style and size as text.

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