2024 Mid-Atlantic Cybersecurity Capabilities and Careers Symposia (MA3CS)

  • 23 Mar 2024
  • 12:00 PM - 7:30 PM
  • Prince George's Community College, 301 Largo Road, Largo, Maryland


  • Nominated Fellow of the National CyberWatch Center’s Guiding Force for Cyber Readiness (Registration fee waiver code required)
  • Early-Bird registration must be received by 30 day prior to the event. Cancellable until the early-bird registration period closes.
  • Pre-registration general admission (non-refundable) for members of a National Cybersecurity Student Association Chapter. Please send a request to info@nationalcyberwatch.org if you are a chapter member and need an access code.
  • General Admission to attend the Cybersecurity Capabilities and Careers Symposia - Non-refundable
  • Free registration for students and faculty from colleges and universities who are Platinum, Diamond, or Gold sponsors of the 3CS event series. To be eligible for free registrations, You must register with an email address issued to you by the sponsoring organization and provide the access code they provided you.

    You MUST register with a .edu email address.

    For more information, or to become a sponsor, please contact dtobey@nationalcyberwatch.org.
  • Staff registration for 3CS

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2024 Mid-Atlantic 3CS (MA-3CS)

Five symposia provide the opportunity to learn, experience, and discuss the latest tools, techniques, and technologies for Teaching, Practicing, Demonstrating, and Showcasing Cybersecurity Capabilities.

Keynote Speakers

Ron Gula - Gula Tech Adventures | LinkedIn

Ron Gula

Founder of Tenable Network Security

and Gula Tech Adventures

Husein Sharaf

Husein Sharaf

Founder of Cloudforce

Where: Prince George's Community College, 301 Largo Road, Largo, Maryland.

WhenMarch 22-23, 2024

March 22nd: Center for Performing Arts
  • Registration Opens at 2:30 pm in the Center for Performing Arts
  • 4:00-6:15 pm Conference Welcome and Keynote Speakers
  • 6:30-8:30 pm Career Showcase and Cyber Arcade

March 23rd: Center for Performing Arts

  • 8:30 am - 5:00 pm Mid-Atlantic Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition (MACCDC) in the Black Box Theater - Observers welcome!
  • 6:30-7:30 pm MA3CS Awards Ceremony in the Proscenium Theater

March 23rd: Center for Advanced Technology

  • 7:30 am Registration Opens
  • 8:30-11:15 am: Morning Sessions
  • 11:15 am - 2:30 pm: Lunch break and Plenary Speakers
  • 2:30-5:15 pm: Afternoon Sessions

Why Symposia?

Symposia is the plural form of symposium. 3CS includes a symposium in each of the five areas below.

  • Community College Cyber Summit: Sessions focused on practice improvements in cybersecurity education. Included with General Admission.
  • Cyber Science and Practice Symposium: Sessions focused on evidence-based professional and educational practices – the human factors of cybersecurity. Included with General Admission.
  • Cyber Capability Maturity Symposium: Sessions focused on cybersecurity skill development for IT professionals through hands-on workshops in computer labsAdditional cost to attend.
  • Cyber Technology and Careers Symposium: Exhibit hall with demonstration sessions and a career fair – combining a job fair (employer booths) and a talent fair (job candidate booths). Included with General Admission, but can be purchased separately.
  • Cyber Games, Simulations, and Competition Symposium: Sessions focused on the design, development, and effectiveness of Individual and team-based interactive challenges, some of which can be experienced in the Cyber Ready Arcade, Cyber Ready Gym, the regional final of the Mid-Atlantic Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition (MACCDC), and the new Mid-Atlantic 2-year College Cyber Defense Competition (MA2CDC). Included with General Admission.

What Else to Expect at MA-3CS:

  • Awards: Mid-Atlantic NCSA Chapter-of-the-Year, Mid-Atlantic CyberWatch Instructor-of-the-Year, Best Dialogue, Best Demonstration, Best Evidence-Based Practice, Best Skills Development Workshop, and Cyber Arcade Individual and Overall Champions
  • Cyber Ready Arcade: Serious games intended to accurately assess and rank (e.g., chess rating) accomplishment of individual or one-on-one challenges necessary to develop cyber skills
  • Cyber Ready Gym: Practice performing specific tasks to develop your readiness to perform critical cybersecurity tasks
  • Cybersecurity Skills Development Workshops (CSDWs) assist in raising the capability maturity and readiness of practitioners, faculty, students, or policymakers to adopt and adapt the latest effective practices for performing cybersecurity functions and roles. There is an additional fee for these workshops. Register for general admission to the conference to receive a discount code to attend a CSDW. 
  • Demonstrations: Technology, cybersecurity practice, and teaching tools and techniques
  • Career Fairs: Employer Fair and Talent Fair - a reverse job fair where job-seekers have a booth showcasing their capabilities. If registered by the Early-Bird deadline, every Talent Fair registrant will receive a personalized capability profile and access to preparatory training and coaching at no additional cost. Want to know more? Click the link below to see a news report about a engineering talent fair -- a reverse job fair -- held in Minnesota.
*What is a Talent Fair?
  • Research: Focus groups and evidence-based practice presentations
  • Sponsorship opportunities > Contact info@nationalcyberwatch.org to discuss multiple event or program sponsorship discounts
  • ...and much more!!

Who Should Attend?

  • Employers and Hiring Managers who need to recruit, hire, develop, and retain a skilled cybersecurity workforce
  • Educators from K12 schools, Community Colleges, 4-year schools
  • Students looking to jump start their careers
  • Managers of workforce development programs
  • Organizers of community economic development initiatives
  • Developers of innovative products and services that enable developing a skilled workforce
  • Policymakers from local, state, federal, and international government agencies


  • Early-Bird (closes 30 days before the event): 75%
  • Pre-Registration (closes 10 days before the event): 20%
  • Late Registration (after the event starts): +50%
  • National Cybersecurity Student Association Chapter Member: 50% discount off the above prices
  • National Cybersecurity Student Association Individual Paid Member: 20% discount off the above prices
Retail Prices:

All registrations are non-refundable unless requested by the date that early-bird registrations close

Stipends Available:
  • National CyberWatch Premium Membership
  • National Cybersecurity Student Association Annual Membership
  • National CyberWatch/National Cybersecurity Student Association Chapter Membership
  • Program stipends (e.g., Cyber Ready/Skill Up to Scale Up, Cybersecurity Skills Journal, ABET Ambassadors, Curriculum Standards Panels)

Feel free to reach out with any questions: info@nationalcyberwatch.org