HBCUs Expanding Their Cybersecurity Capacity
As the demand for skilled cybersecurity workers continues to increase, institutes of higher education are responding, particularly historically black colleges and universities. Several HBCUs are expanding their science, technology, engineering, and mathematics fields as well as their training initiatives and programs. Norfolk State University, a National Cyber Watch member, has been improving its cybersecurity programming since 2003, most recently dedicating a 6,000-square-foot complex.

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Machine Learning: Computing as Signal and Security Webcast
Join Dr. David DeMaris in the Sept. National CyberWatch Webcast as he provides a qualitative overview of the major types of machine learning algorithms, their strengths and limitations, historical trends, and how to apply them to the activity streams of computation and networking. Dr. DeMaris has more than 30 years of experience in the technology field including VLSI design, design optimization software, machine learning, and advanced semiconductor processes. Don’t miss this Webcast on Thursday, Sept. 27, 2 p.m. E.T.

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Cybersecurity Skills Journal (CSJ)
Do you have something to share about cybersecurity skills and development? The Cybersecurity Skills Journal: Practice and Research is looking for papers. It is the nation's first peer-reviewed, hybrid-access scholarly publication focused exclusively on cybersecurity skills. It seeks to raise the capability spectrum of the cybersecurity workforce through open and free dissemination of research on evidence-based practices and private access to digital tools and practice guides.

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New Curriculum Creates Path Into
High-Tech Fields
The Community Initiative Center of Excellence for Secure Software won the Innovations in Cybersecurity Education Award in Curriculum for its innovative employer-led secure software development dual-model apprenticeship that partners with multiple community colleges and industry leaders. Check out their blueprint and free resources.

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2018 Innovations in Cybersecurity Education
Membership opportunities abound in the National CyberWatch Center. Academic institutions can join for FREE and can access resources like the new 2018 Innovations in Cybersecurity Education publication via the members-only portal, as well as additional resources, exclusive discounts, conferences, and more!    

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Sign Up for National Conference
The International Consortium of Minority Cybersecurity Professionals (ICMCP) is hosting its third annual national conference, Sept. 17-19, in Atlanta, Georgia. This event will continue to elevate the national dialogue on the necessary strategic, tactical and operational imperatives needed to attract and develop minority cybersecurity practitioners. Attendees also can visit the National CyberWatch exhibitor booth. To receive a 10 percent discount on registration, use code: ICMCP18CYBERWATCH

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Free Instructional Materials
Dakota State University hosted several National Security Agency-funded faculty professional development workshops this summer and is making the related instructional content available for FREE. Materials include: lecture slides, lab exercises, associated artifacts (e.g. PCAP files, binaries), links to external resources, and more. These materials are a must for those wanting to teach Cell/Mobile, Incident Response, Malware Analysis and Software Exploitation courses, or looking to supplement existing courses with high-quality content.

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