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  • 1 Feb 2019 10:16 AM | Barbara Huffman de Belon (Administrator)

    Just in case you missed this when it was first posted in November:

    Members of the National CyberWatch Center:  Here’s your opportunity to assist one of your colleagues with one of the critical last steps in his doctoral program.  Please seriously consider taking the survey listed below and not only helping out Professor Whittaker, but also our entire field of study.    //Dr. Belon

    You are invited to participate in a research project, the purpose of which is to investigate the factors that influence undergraduate cybersecurity curriculum adoption based on technology adoption models. This anonymous 20-minute questionnaire is intended for faculty or administrators with curriculum oversight for 2- and 4-year undergraduate cybersecurity courses or curriculum. The study will contribute results for Professor Whittaker’s doctoral dissertation at Dakota State University, under the direction of Dr. Cherie Noteboom. To access the survey, click this link or paste this address into your browser:

    Please contact Professor Todd Whittaker,,  with any questions.

  • 31 Jan 2019 8:46 PM | Barbara Huffman de Belon (Administrator)

    You've been teaching, trying out new things in your classrooms, and creatively designing new labs and projects … so now it's time to tell your  colleagues what worked and what went back for redesign.

    To submit your session proposal for the 2019 Community College Cyber Summit, click here.

    To see the accompanying news release, click here.

  • 29 Jan 2019 10:11 AM | Barbara Huffman de Belon (Administrator)

    New NCC corporate member, Practice Labs, is offering NCC members access to its entire portfolio so they can select a hands-on lab environment and ‘get their hands dirty’. The labs are aligned with Cisco, CompTIA, ISC2, Microsoft, Oracle and VMware certification and give learners an opportunity to test their hands-on skills using actual hardware. Practice Labs CEO, Ricky Doyle, said: “We all learn from doing, but not every HE institution has the time or resources to build a safe lab environment to facilitate this, so we’ve done it for them. Simulations are limited in scope so our practice labs feature real hardware to prepare learners for the sort of situations they will come across in the workplace. This real-life work experience helps learners build their skills and increases their confidence, whether that’s for their day-to-day job or to help prepare them for certification.”

    NCC members will have free access to a practice lab of their choice until the end of February 2019. To take advantage of this exclusive offer click here.

  • 5 Jan 2019 5:51 PM | Barbara Huffman de Belon (Administrator)

    The third annual Academic Cybersecurity Seminar (ACS) is designed to bring together students, professors, professionals and leaders for an annual discussion on cybersecurity topics. Middle Georgia State University's Center of Cybersecurity Education and Applied Research invite you to attend Middle Georgia’s premier free cyber security conference. The 2019 theme is cyber forensics, security, and law.

    For more information, visit:

  • 13 Dec 2018 10:58 AM | Barbara Huffman de Belon (Administrator)

    There are several new initiatives targeting the relevance of degrees in the cyber security workplace.  This report from the Aspen Cybersecurity Group is sounding an important alarm to 4- year, degree-granting institutions, and creates new opportunities for 2-year community colleges.  The National CyberWatch Center has long advocated a skills-based approach to hiring, and will continue to have this issue front and center for our members. 

    Dr. Costis Toregas
    Director, Cyber Security and Privacy Research Institute

    The George Washington University
    cell 301-814-5613

  • 3 Dec 2018 11:15 AM | Barbara Huffman de Belon (Administrator)

    Comment:  This new ebook makes a good addition to both faculty's and student's libraries, and lays out the case for why businesses should tackle the job of analyzing corporate risk.  Check out their other ebooks on their website:

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    Are you working to transform cybersecurity into a business enabler? Please enjoy our newest ebook, Cyber as a Business Enabler:  Operationalizing Cyber Risk Analytics. This is a guide for the modern day Cybersecurity leader to put cyber risk into motion and allow cybersecurity operations to enable the business.

    Topics covered in this book include:

    • The end goal of cyber risk analytics
    • Where to gather the right data
    • Key stakeholders involved
    • What it takes to quantify cyber risks financially

    Get your free copy today!

  • 13 Nov 2018 8:27 PM | Barbara Huffman de Belon (Administrator)

    Community College Faculty - - You know who your “shining stars” are in your computer science or cybersecurity programs!  Take this opportunity to let your best students know about applying for a CyberCorps Scholarship for Service at The George Washington University. This scholarship works best for transfer students who are in Computer Science, but other related majors are not out of the question. Professor Shelly Heller ( is happy to chat with you or your students about the opportunity described below.

    GW CyberCorps: Scholarships for Service is now accepting applications for September 2019. If you are interested in pursuing a technical and/or policy degree in the field of cybersecurity, consider applying for a scholarship grant. Government funding provides full scholarships (tuition, books, stipend, and professional development allowance) for students to study cybersecurity at GW for up to three years. After completing their coursework, students will help protect the nation's information infrastructure by working as security experts in a government agency for at least the amount of time they have been supported by this program. Rising juniors, seniors, and graduate students who are U.S. citizens and have a GPA above 3.0 are eligible to apply. The application deadline is January 31, 2019. Visit GW CyberCorps for application and program information.  

  • 13 Nov 2018 2:50 PM | Barbara Huffman de Belon (Administrator)

    For those of you that are looking for professional development opportunities or just ideas for your own programs, the attached document contains a listing of cyber-events over the next several months, with locations across the US and around the world.   Clearly, there is no shortage of events for whatever topic is of interest to you.  Read more here:

  • 11 Sep 2018 3:21 PM | Joshua Stroschein

    OISF/Suricata is pleased to offer 2 student scholarships to attend SuriCon and one Suricata training class offered at the conference. Scholarships are available ONLY to full-time students at two- or four-year technical schools, colleges, or universities.

    To apply, fill out the application:

    Submission deadline is October 1st, 2018 – scholarship recipients will be notified on October 8th, 2018.

  • 4 Sep 2018 4:00 PM | Barbara Huffman de Belon (Administrator)

    National CyberWatch Center Members: 

    If your institution hasn't yet considered becoming involved in GenCyber, maybe this should be the year you take action!

    Proposal Submission Window will be open September 4th, 2018
    and close at 11:59PM EDT on October 12, 2018

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